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Mission San Jose

6701 San Jose Dr, San Antonio, TX 78214-2715
+1 210-932-1001
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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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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
6701 San Jose Dr, San Antonio, TX 78214-2715
+1 210-932-1001
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Reviewed yesterday

This location is a must see. To see the expanse and understand what it once was is amazing. Make sure to check the Mass schedule, as we were there during a mass and difficult to get a good see of the Church without disrupting anyone.

Thank danielhess2017
Reviewed 3 days ago

We found this place because my son, who is 8, loves collecting Junior Ranger badges as part of the National Parks Service Junior Rangers program. We arrived on a beautiful afternoon and got our Junior Rangers booklets and set to work learning about the mission....More

Thank BigHilda
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Just one of the four missions outside of the downtown area. It was amazing to see such an old structure in such good condition. Probably the most interesting of the four missions

Thank DragonDad
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Of course there is the Alamo, but based on crowds & most intact missions, San Jose had the most to see - and not the crowds like the Alamo. If you only have time for one mission, except for Alamo, which you need to see...More

Thank bljam
Reviewed 3 days ago

This mission has been restored to show the original decorations and mission layout of the grounds. The individual living quarters of the mission charges are distributed along the wall. The wall provided the inhabitants safety from marauding Native American bands. The interior of the mission...More

Thank leonardoneill
Reviewed 3 days ago

Authentic mission well maintained and restored visited the church not allowed to sit on the seats not too sure why otherwise very interesting has a gift shop on site

Thank Geraldine K
Reviewed 4 days ago

Well worth seeing! More than we expected and the grounds are so well maintained. Lots of history and you get a sense of peace. The church was beautiful and we appreciated the ability to view.

Thank 281cynthiam
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

If you're doing Texas you should do the entire mission trail not just the Alamo. It all amazingly close together only 2.8 miles between each site and you can do it on a bike which are readily available. Take the time to sit and reflect...More

Thank Robert Bob G
Reviewed 6 days ago

This mission is amazing. We planned our arrival for a Ranger guided tour. Rangers lead a free tour four times a day. There is a wealth of information to absorb which might not be apparent on a casual walk around. This is well worth the...More

Thank Joe C
Reviewed 6 days ago

Excellent light show some evenings. Worth the visit during the day. The rest of this is required filler

Thank Namefisplay
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Lisa A
30 January 2017|
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Response from Simpllcity | Reviewed this property |
There are bike docks at the missions.
7 December 2016|
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Response from Cody V | Reviewed this property |
It's free to tour the grounds, but they do ask for a donation of $1 to enter the church.
11 November 2016|
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Response from Brenda M | Reviewed this property |
Yes. The missions Mission San José, Mission Concepción, Mission San Juan Capistrano, Mission Espada are in the National Park. Mission San Antonio de Valero "The Alamo" is part of the World Heritage but I don't think it is... More