San Antonio Missions National Park, San Antonio, Texas
6701 San Jose Dr, San Antonio, Texas 78214| Map |
San Antonio Missions National Historical Park preserves four of the five Spanish frontier missions in San Antonio. These outposts were established by Catholic religious orders to spread Christianity among the local natives. These missions formed part of a colonization system that stretched across the Spanish Southwest in the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries.
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Beautiful way to learn about San Antonio historyFlag review
There aren’t too many places in the continental U.S. where you can walk through churches that were built in the 1700’s. This is a unique park that brings San Antonio’s Spanish Colonial history to life. The park consists of several mission churches, some of which are decorated with really beautiful statues and carvings. If you only have time to explore part of the park, head to Mission San Jose. Photographers will love its dome and archways.
Tips for Families
Although there are trails connecting the various missions, it is a long walk in some cases. I recommend driving between one mission and another if you are traveling with kids. Parking is free.
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