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Mission San Jose

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Neighbourhood: Harlandale
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Address: 6701 San Jose Drive, San Antonio, TX 78214
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+1 210-229-4770
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09:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No
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Founded in 1720, this Spanish frontier mission, the largest of the five San...

Founded in 1720, this Spanish frontier mission, the largest of the five San Antonio missions, is best known for its rose window. On Sundays, this Texas and U.S. National historic site offers a mariachi mass.

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Mission San Jose is an authentic Texas mission which is still in operation. Witnessed a wedding and participated in a mass in the Mission. Both were beautiful. The grounds and... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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Big Rapids, MI
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Mission San Jose is an authentic Texas mission which is still in operation. Witnessed a wedding and participated in a mass in the Mission. Both were beautiful. The grounds and surrounding mission structures are available to the public and a great place to bring the family.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We biked from downtown to the mission. Loved the biking along the river. The mission is stunning. Great visitor center.

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San Antonio, Texas, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I visited several of the early missions, most with the existing buildings and some where is just the foundation. Looking at the artifacts and the guides available, you can almost experience the way the early Christians of this land worked and survived the hardships of a new land to bring to Christ. It was wonderful and very faith filling.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I love history, so this was a very informative and interesting attraction to see. If you go, watch the free movie that tells you the story

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New Castle, Delaware
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Our tour of this mission was lead by a NPS volunteer who was very knowledgeable and friendly. The largely reconstructed mission and associated buildings were interesting and lovely.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

A trip here is well spent. It's not downtown, but worth the effort. This Beautiful mission is still an active church, and an inspiring place. The Rose Window is a work of art. Walking the grounds gives you a small idea of what life might have been like long ago. The Alamo is a tribute to courage, this is a... More 

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Buffalo Grove
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This beautiful mission is not only a Heritage site but boasts a feature the other missions do not have. Each Sunday the 12:00pm Mass is a Marachi Mass. Presided over 14 to 15 musicians including, a harpist, violin, trumpets, and guitars expertly played by musicians of all ages. And a beautiful choir conducted by a 91 year old Director and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Great information on the mission history of the area. Loved the way the walls were restored so you can truly appreciate the size

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Palestine, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful mission and the free guided tour was the icing on the cake. I highly recommend going here if you have to choose only one mission to visit.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Really gorgeous mission, lots to explore and learn about for several hours. We took 7 teens and gave them a scavenger hunt to find a couple dozen items for a prize. They got competitive and learned SOO much more this way. Good introductory film. Nice preservation of water operated mill. Catholic church still worships there. Easy bike ride to other... More 

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