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Select photographs of my many visits to The Missions of the United States South and Southwest built by Spain and Mexico between 1565 and 1823.
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Mission San José

Founded 1720
by Fray Antonio Margil de Jesús
San Antonio

Personal Observations

Mission Art & Photo-Art


largest Texas Mission A visitor in 1777 referred to the structure as the "Queen of the Missions." "Rose Window" is considered one of the finest pieces of Spanish Colonial ornamentation in the country granary with flying buttresses, a gristmill, restored defensive walls and quarters.

Address and Directions

Mission San José
6701 San Jose Dr.
San Antonio, TX 78214
Phone: (210) 932-1001

Photography Gallery

The oldest mill in Texas.

You begin your visit to Mission San Jose by walking along the Mission Road.

The Convento was a housing unit for missionaries. In 1785 this convento haqd nine rooms on the lower lever and five on the upper. The flat roof allowed views of the surroundings. These ruins are an incomplete reconstruction begun by Benedictine monks in 1861.


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Note:This is not the official site for any of the places shown in US Mission Trail. US Mission Trail is not responsible for accuracy of the information. Hours of operations, prices, and exhibits are subject to change without notice.

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