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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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  • With the restoration completion of all the missions and a World Heritage designation, the San Antonio missions have a place of honor. Take a picnic lunch and spend the entire day on the road/trail. Th...  more »
  • The Mission Trail is part of the National Park System and is comprised of 5 Historic missions -- the Alamo, San Jose, San Juan, Conception, and Espada. If you are visiting San Antonio, you should defi...  more »
  • If you are in the San Antonio area and love history then this is an activity that you will enjoy emensely. It's self paced and free. We drove from mission to mission but there are guided tours you can...  more »