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Mission San Jose Church, San Antonio
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Founded in 1720, Mission San Jose Church 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 other nearby missions. A mission was not a church, but rather a Spanish community center with a religious focus. This particular mission underwent restoration in the 1930s and is most well-known for its detailed rose window. Using our online itinerary creator, San Antonio attractions like Mission San Jose Church can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • Beautiful....historical....informative. What a well preserved Mission. The church was well preserved with a pianist performing. 
  • Very interesting to see the beautiful chapel and the living quarters how it used to be in the 1700's. 
  • This mission has a lot to offer with guided tours and a short film giving the history of Texas. I liked this Mission more than the rest but that is a personal perspective. Watch for the low beams inte...  more »
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  • must see ! really nice one ! everything is well maintained !!
  • A fascinating and education historical landmark and part of Texas history. The Mission San Jose makes for a great stop along the mission trail.
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  • I love this mission for its look and feel of what it was originally. The church, buildings, granary, and the walls forming the expansive enclosure.
  • The best mission in the city. Come here and take a walk tour with the park rangers who are very well versed in the history of the Mission and the entire San Antonio area.