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

    San Antonio Missions

    National Historical Park Texas

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Los Compadres

Los Compadres

Los Compadres de San Antonio Missions National Historical Park

Los Compadres provides volunteer support and financial aid for preservation, restoration, and development projects at San Antonio Missions National Historical Park. It is the official friends group of the park.

 
 
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Old Spanish Missions, Inc.

Old Spanish Missions, Inc.

Old Spanish Missions, Inc.

Today the National Park Service operates San Antonio Missions National Historical Park in collaboration with the Archdiocese. The Park Service is responsible for all secular elements of the four missions, including buildings, landscape and visitor centers.

Any structure actively used by the Church at Missions Concepción, San José, San Juan, and Espada is maintained by the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of San Antonio. The Old Spanish Missions, Inc. is responsible for the maintenance and restoration of the historic mission churches.

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.