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Mission San Jose, San Antonio

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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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  • Enjoyed visiting the San Jose Mission much more than the Alamo. Nice grounds plenty of space to feel comfortable during Covid. I recommend skipping the Alamo and visit the five missions.  more »
  • When we first stopped here, we weren’t able to go inside because of a funeral, so we stopped again on our way back to San Antonio and I’m very glad we did. The inside of the church is beautifully...  more »

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