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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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“rose window” (91 reviews)
“visitor center” (142 reviews)
“mariachi mass” (79 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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6701 San Jose Dr, San Antonio, TX 78214-2715
Harlandale
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"rose window"
in 91 reviews
"visitor center"
in 142 reviews
"mariachi mass"
in 79 reviews
"park ranger"
in 56 reviews
"living quarters"
in 29 reviews
"active church"
in 42 reviews
"guided tour"
in 109 reviews
"native americans"
in 28 reviews
"gift shop"
in 95 reviews
"great history"
in 49 reviews
"beautiful church"
in 34 reviews
"worth the trip"
in 35 reviews
"lots of history"
in 39 reviews
"texas history"
in 66 reviews
"piece of history"
in 28 reviews
"walk around"
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"great place to visit"
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

A visit to the missions helps you understand why the Alamo was originally built. You can buy a vivo bus pass to see the major missions, or drive it easily. Free parking. Free entrance.

Thank cedar4604
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Reviewed yesterday

We heard that out of all the Missions and you could only visit one, this was it. We had a wonderful ranger guide who taught us a lot about the history. The film in the Visitor Center reinforced what we learned. The architecture is interesting,...More

Thank Nancy Y
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Reviewed 3 days ago

What a beautiful Mission. I visited two others, Concepcion and Juan but this was definitely the best for me. We took a tour with one of the park guides and its worth doing. Lasts about 50 minutes with lots of history and how the mission...More

Thank Karen C
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Mission San Jose was awesome to see and has been fully restored. We started our tour in the visitor center including the movie, and then went on a guided tour (I think it was free). Started out learning a lot about Texas and the 6...More

Thank Kevin S
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Typically you visit this Mission first. Recommend to go to the Visitors center and watch free historical movie and then follow the ranger for your free mission tour. Informative, not too long. Required some walking - have comfortable shoes. Location is open, hot - have...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a last minute planned roadtrip for me and I'm glad I put it on my list. Less than 15 minutes outside of town, this mission is surprisingly intact (as far as the perimeter walls go) and offer amazing photo opportunities. The history supplements...More

Thank John M
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We did the Mission Trail and was able to visit all of the missions. If you get there before 5, you can go inside the churches. I would definitely recommend. The history is so interesting.

Thank g0lfm0m1
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Sunday 1230 mariachi mass makes it worth the drive. Bring up those with birthdays and anniversaries for special concert after mass

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We really enjoyed walking the grounds with our dog. While the dog couldn’t go in the buildings, my husband and I switched off to look inside. Very interesting history, good preservation of this historical site. Highly recommend.

Thank Connie C
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Before touring the mission, I recommend that you take the time to watch the movie in the welcome center. The movie explains the regional history and the struggles of the various groups with conflicting interests. Take the time to walk through the arches and sit...More

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nancyspanjer
1 February 2018|
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Response from Stephen A | Reviewed this property |
Yes... good parking..
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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.
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Awmartinez
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.
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