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Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Missions - A to Z blog challenge

National Historical Park

There are 5 Missions in San Antonio, 4 are part of the National Park Service.

Mission San Antonio de Valero is commonly called the Alamo. Founded in 1718, it was the first mission on the San Antonio River. Since 1905, the Daughters of the Republic of Texas have cared for this state historic site. 
Most people only visit the Alamo, near downtown San Antonio.  

Mission San Jose

If you follow the river south you will find Mission Concepcion, Mission San Jose, Mission San Juan and Mission Espada.

Mission San Jose

Mission San Jose

The Mission Reach Trail connects all of them. There is a driving tour or you can use the walking/bike path along the river. There are over 15 miles of trails, 9 water edge landings,  6 foot bridges and 4 pavilions. 334 acres of riparian woodland habitat were restored along the trail.

One of the access points is near the entrance of the Travelers World RV Resort. This is a very nice trail for a daily walk or bike ride.


  1. I really like visiting the old missions. Lots of them in AZ too.

  2. I love the old missions. So much fantastic history.

  3. I love visiting the missions and visited the Alamo years ago. San Antonio is a city I would like to explore, especially its river walk area.


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