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Mission San Jose, San Antonio

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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 fellow sites within the UNESCO-designated San Antonio Missions National Historical Park. 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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  • It was very fun to walk around such a historical place and take pictures. The entrance was free, the building was almost intact after 300 years. 
    It was very fun to walk around such a historical place and take pictures. The entrance was free, the building was almost intact after 300 years.  more »
  • You get a feel for Texas in the early years. Easy to find via GPS and signage. We went to all the missions there. 
    You get a feel for Texas in the early years. Easy to find via GPS and signage. We went to all the missions there.  more »
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  • I'm not catholic.i had a religious experience while visiting. The preservation work here is phenomenal. I wandered the grounds admiring the architecture. It's like stepping back in time. Inside it dawned on me how many prayers have been said. It was inspiring. Do the mission trail. It's well worth the effort.
  • Excellent experience. Love history and places to visit. Free to visit all three Missions, few minutes apart. Incredible to see the conservation of church and fort. Nice to walk and enjoy history. All employees we're so nice and helpful. Love Texas and all residents. So happy to visit new places...a lot of pictures good memories and very nice people. Love Texas!

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