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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
Phone Number: +1 210-229-4770
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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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Beautiful original mission

Only worth about 20 min time but a beautiful view of an untouched mission from the 1800's. Not alot to see inside but still worth the time.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Bentonville
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Only worth about 20 min time but a beautiful view of an untouched mission from the 1800's. Not alot to see inside but still worth the time.

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Portland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Great history displays and the entire mission site was preserved, including grounds, native tribe residence areas along walls, Spanish priest and soldier lodging areas, and, of course, the church.

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Hastings, Nebraska
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

There are 5 missions in the UNESCO site, the 4 of the National Park, and the Alamo. This is the best, although they all should be visited.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is a beautiful mission to visit and it's inspiring to go inside the building and hear about the history. It's wonderful to walk the grounds and just take everything in.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Although the Alamo provides a good understanding of the conflicts that led to the creation of Texas, it is this Mission that provides a better understanding of what brought the Spanish to this area of the new world. This park provides the best interpretation of the lives and history of the first Europeans in the area, and demonstrates their impact... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Known as the "Queen of the Missions", this is the largest of the historic Catholic missions. Fine carvings on the facade of Mission San José Church gave it the title, "Queen of the Missions". In 1941, Mission San José was declared a State Historic Site, and later that same year, a National Historic Site. This mission San José is now... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Absolutely first-rate the museum is fantastic the movie is good and they have put a huge amount of money into restoring this stunning place

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Mission San Jose is one of the three big historic missions in San Antonio, and visitors might be surprised to find it more interesting even than the Alamo. Parking is plentiful, although visitors should not leave valuables in their vehicles. The grounds are well-kept, as are the structures. You can enter the chapel, the houses of the Native Americans, and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Just nice place with nice grounds. very good kept. was amazed of the big ground that not really in use. the church had a service.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Each mission holds its own charm and beauty. Mission SAN Jose has a movie in the visitors center. And don't forget to check the hours FR. James makes crosses out of hot glass. His shop isn't always open but worth a look.

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