• 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?

Spanish mission vaquero herding cattle.

that the first cattle drives originated from the (San Antonio) Spanish missions in Texas? Vaqueros drove hundreds of cattle, sheep, and goats to Louisiana during the American War for Independence to supply American colonists. Spain's real intent was to weaken the British militarily and financially.