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Mission San Jose, San Antonio

Founded in 1720, Mission San Jose is the largest of the missions in Texas and offers visitors a glimpse into the area's Spanish community life more than 250 years ago. This Catholic mission was rebuilt in limestone in 1768 and is dubbed Queen of the Missions because of its relative size compared to fellow sites within the UNESCO-designated San Antonio Missions National Historical Park. This particular mission underwent restoration in the 1930s and is most well-known for its detailed rose window. Plan to visit Mission San Jose during your San Antonio vacation using our convenient San Antonio trip itinerary planner .
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  • From the missions all that is most rebuilt and spectacular. You learn a lot and the movie is very, well done!
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  • The San Jose Mission is the largest of the missions we visited. It encompasses the grounds wit the church, a garden, living quarters for the priests, many living quarters for the indigenous people aro...  more »
  • I heard this was the best of the missions to visit, so that’s why we chose it. It was good advice. The visitors center has displays with information about the mission and more general themes regarding...  more »
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