San Antonio Missions National Historical Park, San Antonio

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First established by Catholic missionaries on the frontier of the Spanish Southwest, San Antonio Missions National Historical Park highlights the history behind the colonization of this area. Take a step back into the 18th century and explore the four preserved missions located on the property: Mission Concepcion, Mission San Jose, Mission San Juan, and Mission Espada. Free, hour-long, and highly recommended guided ranger tours depart from the visitor center at Mission San Jose. While the missions are accessible by foot or bike via the riverwalk trail, they are quite spread out, so traveling by car is recommended. To visit San Antonio Missions National Historical Park on your holiday in San Antonio, and find out what else San Antonio has to offer, use our San Antonio vacation planner.
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  • Really amazing buildings and history. Makes you appreciate the workmanship that went into the construction  more »
  • You must take a guided tour by a National forest ranger if you want to know more about the history of the missions. I had mixed emotions on whether or not they were a good thing for the Indians of the...  more »
  • We use the rental bikes from a rack in the city to get out to the mission churches. It was a great ride along the river and the missions were amazing. We went to Mission San Juan for Mariachi Mass on ...  more »