San Antonio Missions National Historical Park
South of the city centre, but still within the boundaries of San Antonio, are four other Spanish mission stations founded between 1718 and 1740. They now form part of the San Antonio Missions National Historical Park and can be visited by following the signposted Mission Trail. They are the Mission San Juan Capistrano (1731), the Mission San Concepción (1731-52), the best preserved Franciscan mission in Texas, the Mission San Francisco de la Espada (1731-40) and the "queen of missions", the Mission San Jose y San Miguel de Aguayo (1720-31), with a beautiful church doorway and carved sacristy window ("Rosa's Window"), Indian huts and corn stores.
Mission Nuestra Señora de la Purisima Concepcion de Acuna
Concepcion is the best preserved of all the old mission churches in Texas and the only one in San Antonio to remain standing today without ever having suffered collapsed roof, walls, or other major structural damage. As a result visitors can still see original frescos from the 18th C. They show colorful patterns and designs, many of which are decorative but some of which hold symbolic significance.
Mission San Juan Capistrano
San Juan Capistrano made its permanent home on the banks of the San Antonio River in 1731. The mission became a supplier of agricultural and other products including iron, wood, cloth, and leather goods produced by the Indians in its workshops.
Mission San Francisco de la Espada
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