• The churches of San Antonio were the heart of the Spanish colonal mission communities.

    San Antonio Missions

    National Historical Park Texas

Brochures

San José compound

Mission San José

Reprinted from Story of the Great American West ©1977. The Reader’s Digest Association, INC.

Mission San José

 
Arial of Mission Concepción

Mission Concepción

Mission Concepción

 
Mission San Juan

Mission San Juan

Mission San Juan

 
Mission Espada brochure

Mission Espada by Gentiz

Mission Espada

 
Cellphone Tour

Cellphone Tour

Cellphone Tour

 
Teaching with Stone

Teaching with Stone

Teaching with Stone

 
Fresco pattern

Wall Art

Wall Art

Did You Know?

Longhorn cattle evolved from 3 breeds of cattle that the Spanish imported in the 18th century.

that Texas longhorn cattle evolved from 3 breeds the Spanish imported to the Americas in the 17th and 18th centuries? They were the barrenda or piebald, the retinto, and ganado prieto. Modern longhorn have long legs and a narrow body - perfectly suited to travel long distances in dry, harsh country.