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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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  • One can spend an afternoon to visit all of the missions. A couple, Mission San Jose and Mission Concepcion are very much worth seeing.  more »
  • A pleasant bicycle trail that follow’s the river. The trail itself is very well prepared and easy the cycle. Plenty of places for a short stop and a pick-nick. I was Cycling on the BCycle – rental bik...  more »
  • We started following the Mission trail in our car. Each Mission is easy to find. Each Mission is similar to the other but at the same time different. Amazing to see how ornate some of the buildings we...  more »