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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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  • You will not want to walk or bike this trail unless you are extremely fit and for sure not when its hot. We drive ourselves with the help of Google map. We spent four hours checking out the missions a...  more »
  • Again if you are interested in history go and do these missions and learn how the Spaniards interacted with the native indians and the effect they had on each other.  more »
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