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Mission San Jose, San Antonio

Founded in 1720, Mission San Jose is the largest of the missions in Texas and offers visitors a glimpse into the area's Spanish community life more than 250 years ago. This Catholic mission was rebuilt in limestone in 1768 and is dubbed Queen of the Missions because of its relative size compared to other nearby missions. A mission was not a church, but rather a Spanish community center with a religious focus. This particular mission underwent restoration in the 1930s and is most well-known for its detailed rose window. Plan to visit Mission San Jose during your San Antonio vacation using our convenient San Antonio trip itinerary planner .
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  • Of all the missions in Texas, San Jose is probably my favorite. The restoration is exquisite, and the archaeologists and historians have done a fabulous job in maintaining it over the years. There are...  more »
  • As all the missions around San Antonio, this mission is a must see! When we went there was a ceremony for the 16 years of a young girl, nice place full of traditions!
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  • We took our engagement photos here in 1995, and the site is still gorgeous. We went on a really hot day. Take some water. Allow twenty minutes or so to see it.  more »

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