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There were five missions established in the early 1700's. These Spanish missions were more than churches. They became towns with a focus on encouraging the natives to become Catholic in order to be... Read More
There were five missions established in the early 1700's. These Spanish missions were more than churches. They became towns with a focus on encouraging the natives to become Catholic in order to be citizens. The Spanish king was able to extend influence outward from Mexico. Four missions are linked on this trail. San Jose, San Juan, Concepcion, and Espada. The fifth was the Alamo. With the exception of the Alamo, all four of the missions are still active Catholic parishes. Beautiful architecture remains almost as it was nearly 300 years ago. Step back into a beautiful history as you tour the San Antonio Missions. Family friendly and educational.
- Daily 9am-5pm
- Recommended as Best Attractions & Activities Because: You can't visit San Antonio without seeing some of their most historic sites.
- Best for Things to Do in Fall Because: The missions are idyllic to explore in the fall, particularly by bike.
- Best for Free Things to Do Because: Taking a tour of the missions is a great way to get in a little culture without having to spend any money.
- Best for Things to Do with Kids Because: History buffs will enjoy this walk down San Antonio's history that ventures hundreds of years into the past.
- Best for Romantic Things to Do Because: This is a great option for couples on a budget who love history and architecture.
- Best for Sightseeing Because: No matter your age, the beauty of these structures built almost three centuries ago will leave you captivated.
- Best for Historic Sites Because: These missions are a fascinating educational opportunity for families and history buffs to enjoy.