The San Antonio Missions
March 26, 2023
Step back in time ... while never leaving San Antonio, Texas at Mission San Jose, Mission Concepcion, Mission San Juan, and Mission Espada ... that are within the San Antonio Missions National Historical Park that embodies nearly 300 years of rich history and culture.
Within the park grounds, the four separate mission sites offer recreation opportunities for the whole family. The four mission sites also still contain active catholic parishes with regular services being held in these historic buildings. They are open to park visitors during park hours, except for during special services, such as weddings and funerals.
The San Antonio Missions, the only UNESCO World Heritage Site in Texas, tell the stories of the people who came into the Spanish missions to live in the 1700s. Acculturating and converting the indigenous population in order to become Spanish citizens reverberates today in the southwest United States.
Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. National Park Service photos.