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Mission Trail, San Antonio
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Hike or bike and explore the religious history of San Antonio as you travel past four historic missions that have been nominated as World Heritage Sites. The trail leads you along the San Antonio River Walk through a 13 km (8 mi) stretch of rehabilitated aquatic habitat and woodland to each of the historic Catholic missions founded by Spanish Franciscan priests in the 1700s. Start at Mission Concepción, first dedicated in 1755; it's the oldest stone church in the United States that is fully unrestored yet still intact. From here, you'll move on to Mission San José, the queen of the missions, founded in 1720. This mission earned its accolade of With our custom trip planner, San Antonio attractions like Mission Trail can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • When in San Antonio don't just do the Alamo but also it's four sister missions ! You don't need a car , you can do by Bus, Bike or even Foot ! It is only a few miles from the start (Alamo) to the furt...  more »
  • The missions of San Antonio turned out to be the best discovery we made, during our second visit to this wonderful city. The four missions are located on a clearly marked trail. To take this pilgrimag...  more »
  • I ride my bike on the Mission Trail as often as I can. One things to note for people looking to visit and check it out, is to know the distance and be prepared. It is not an easy ride for someone with...  more »