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Mission San Jose Church, San Antonio

Categories: Missions, Historic Sites, Tourist Spots
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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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  • We thought all the Missions would be the same, but they are not. It is easy to see all five on the same day, and I would certainly recommend that you do. 
  • We got to San Jose Mission at 1:55 and left at 2:44. I thought there was some free tour at 2:00 that you had to go on. And maybe there was a tour, but I didn't see anything about it. We watched the 25...  read more »
  • This is a great first stop in your mission tour. The grounds are fascinating. And well preserved. You can almost imagine what is was like as an active mission. The movie is good and all of the display...  read more »
  • A fascinating and education historical landmark and part of Texas history. The Mission San Jose makes for a great stop along the mission trail.
  • 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.
  • Enjoyable experience and awesome views of a historic site. This area makes great for a peaceful walk whether you're with a loved one or alone.
  • Beautiful went to mass it was just beautiful
  • Beautiful place you need to see or just visit.
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