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Photo Adventure : San Antonio Missions National Historical Park

Photo Adventure : San Antonio Missions National Historical Park

Built in the 1700’s, the San Antonio Missions are some of the oldest structures in Texas. There are four mission sites and an aqueduct within the site, which spans miles south of downtown San Antonio.

San Antonio recently petitioned UNESCO World Heritage for inclusion as a World Heritage Site. Inclusion would be a boom for international tourism to the San Antonio area, and the city and county government are spending many dollars to improve the area and their chances for inclusion. Their website is Missions of San Antonio.

I’ll blog more about my visit to the missions, but in the meantime – here’s a photo adventure!

Texas Historical Sites

Mission ConcepciĆ³n is the closest to downtown San Antonio

Mission San Jose San Antonio

Mission San Jose is the best preserved, with most of the walls intact.

TX Historical Sites

Mission Espada also has an aquaduct and irrigation system intact.

The Espada Acequia – part of Mission Espada’s historic water system available for viewing.

Mission San Juan was closed to visitors and undergoing massive restoration efforts.