• 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?

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.