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

    San Antonio Missions

    National Historical Park Texas

Nearby Attractions

San Antonio, Texas, and the surrounding region is rich in history and teeming with notable attractions. We have provided the following links as a service to people planning to visit San Antonio. This is not a comprehensive list of area attractions, as we try to link to sites comparable to the mission of the National Park Service. We try to be as accurate as possible.

Click here for links to areas within a day's journey from San Antonio.


The Alamo (Mission San Antonio de Valero)

Casa Navarro State Historic Site


La Villita Historic Arts Village

El Mercado (Market Square)


Did You Know?

Cochineal is an insect hidden under what looks like white spit on prickly pear cacti.

that the Spanish cornered the market on cochineal, a bug that produces a vivid red color, early in the Spanish colonial period? British officer coats, with which every American school child is familar, were dyed using cochineal.