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Mission Trail, San Antonio

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Historic Walking Area · Hidden Gem · Tourist Spot
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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 Planning San Antonio trip won't be overwhelming when you use Inspirock's itinerary maker.
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  • We started out after lunch after touring the Alamo in the morning and got in Missions San Juan, San Jose and Espada before the 5pm closing time arrived. We went to Mission Concepcion the next morning....  more
    We started out after lunch after touring the Alamo in the morning and got in Missions San Juan, San Jose and Espada before the 5pm closing time arrived. We went to Mission Concepcion the next morning....  more »
  • We loved the day we spent doing the Mission Trail in San Antonio. We started at the one furthest south, Mission Espada, and then worked our way north to San Juan, San Jose, and Concepcion. The... 
    We loved the day we spent doing the Mission Trail in San Antonio. We started at the one furthest south, Mission Espada, and then worked our way north to San Juan, San Jose, and Concepcion. The...  more »

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