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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  • This is free to go see. It's quite good size with a good visitors center that has nice displays and lots of information. The church was closed for a private baptism when we went. The architecture is v...  more »
  • For an unforgettable experience in architecture, in history, and in preservation, take the Mission Trail. It is now a World Heritage Site!  more »
  • I love this place just for a nice outdoor location or for the historic purpose. Great for families, couples, or solos.  more »