Mission San Jose Church
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One of 5 historic missions in San Antonio. The most well perserved. First best stop for history buffs wanting to learn more about our historic city.
I grew up at this church. You must attend 12:00 noon mass on Sunday. No, you do not have to be a member or catholic or christian. They call it the "Mariachi" mass because of the Mariachi band that plays during the service. Go see a working mill on the property. It was built by the Spaniards in…
The mission was founded on February 23, 1720, because Mission San Antonio de Valero had become overcrowded shortly after its founding with refugees from the closed East Texas missions. Father Antonio Margil received permission from the governor of Coahuila and Texas, the Marquis de San Miguel de…