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Mission Trail, San Antonio

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 overwheling when you use's Insprock itinerary maker.
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  • got a Via bus day pass for $2.75 and rode to all four missions on the Mission Trail. They were all great each unique and all still operational churches. There is the Mission Concepcion, Mission San....  more »
  • The four missions that make up the trail are all amazing Spanish colonial churches that are all different and reflect the congregations that supported them along the San Antonio River. They are all.....  more »
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