San Antonio Missions National Historical Park - Things to Know Before Visiting
6701 San Jose Dr, San Antonio, TX 78214, USA
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About San Antonio Missions National Historical Park
San Antonio Missions National Historical Park is a piece of a UNESCO World Heritage Site preserving 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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Mission San Juan Capistrano originally founded in 1716 in eastern Texas, Mission San Juan was transferred in 1731 to its present location. In 1756, the stone church, a friary, and a granary were completed. A larger church was begun but was abandoned when half complete, the result of population decline.
This University of Texas San Antonio museum is devoted to the preservation and progression of Texas culture through science, education, and history.
The San Antonio River Walk is a city park and network of walkways along the banks of the San Antonio River. Lined by bars, shops, restaurants, nature, public artwork, and the five historic missions, the River Walk is an important part of the city's urban fabric and a tourist attraction in its own right.
The 18th-century San Fernando Cathedral is the first church built in San Antonio, the oldest standing church in Texas, and one of the oldest cathedrals in the U.S. It’s listed on the National Register of Historic Places
The Alamo Mission in San Antonio commonly called The Alamo is a historic Spanish mission and fortress compound founded in the 18th century by Roman Catholic missionaries located in San Antonio, Texas, United States. It was the site of the Battle of the Alamo in 1836. Today it is a museum in the Alamo Plaza Historic District and a part of the San Antonio Missions World Heritage Site.
The Spanish Governor’s Palace, a National Historic Landmark, is the last visible trace of the Presidio San Antonio de Bexar and the only remaining example in Texas of an aristocratic 18th-century Spanish Colonial townhouse.
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Discover More Attractions in Bexar County, Where San Antonio Missions National Historical Park Is Located
Bexar County is a county of the U.S. state of Texas. Home of the first-ever digital library, BiblioTech, Bexar County is also the home of such treasures as the San Antonio Riverwalk, the Alamo, and our historic Missions, which are a World Heritage Site.