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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 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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  • This is a spectacular mission, and all of the missions are a must see if you are interested in history. Wear your walking shoes, bring a bottle of water and a camera. Worth the trip.  more »
  • Great Old mission Post. A lot of information about what was and why. A guide is available at the visitor centre and there is a park ranger who can give explanations. Nice park too. In the spring fun to walk. It was 28 degrees when we were there. There is no shadow so we have not walked.
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