San Antonio Missions National Park

by Cheryl Baumgartner Medical Billing/Coding/Insurance
We've all heard of The Alamo but it is only 1 of 5 San Antonio River Missions
Recommended Features
  • Five Historic Catholic Missions
  • Scenic Drive along Mission Rd
  • An Important part of Texas History
  • Conveniently close to Downtown San Antonio
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Review on San Antonio Missions National Park

Almost everyone has heard of San Antonio de Valero, better known as The Alamo. And most of us have probably seen the old John Wayne movie. The Alamo is a well known Texas landmark drawing visitors from all over the world. Most people who visit San Antonio miss out because the other 4 missions are not widely known. I didn't even know that there were 4 other missions until I moved back to San Antonio in 2007 and this is my third time living here!

This group of historic sites was once the largest concentration of Catholic missions in North America. The missions are open to the public and give a glimpse into life in the 18th century.

If you start out in Downtown San Antonio at The Alamo, it's just a short drive to Mission Rd. Mission Rd is a scenic drive along the San Antonio River that takes you from The Alamo to Mission Espada.

If you still want to do a little sightseeing after touring the missions, Mission Espada is only a little over a mile away from the famous San Antonio 'gravity hill' which is the basis of the urban legend about ghost children who push stalled cars off of railroad tracks.

If you ever come to San Antonio, take the time to go off the normal Riverwalk tourist trap and explore some real history!

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San Antonio Missions: Keeping History Alive centers on San Antonio Missions National Historical Park. A thriving hub for the city's Latino community, the park hosts Spanish and English language masses

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Michael Felix Professional   
I didn't know of the other missions as well....Thanks for the history lesson
Nov 5th 2010 19:25   
Cheryl Baumgartner Professional   Medical Billing/Coding/Insurance
Touring them makes for a nice day out too!
Nov 5th 2010 19:26   
Fran Roe Senior   Representative
Great info,thanks
Nov 6th 2010 09:17   
Cheryl Baumgartner Professional   Medical Billing/Coding/Insurance
You're welcome! In most of them the sanctuaries are still used for worship services today!
Nov 6th 2010 09:43   
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