Sunday, February 25, 2007

San Antonio Missions

Photograph: Padre Island NS Dunes.

The San Antonio Mission Trail is spread out over town for nine miles. The trail includes the Alamo which is right in the centeer of town and a wildly popular tourist stop. More interesting are the five Spanish missions that make up the San Antonio Missions Historical Park.

Photograph: San Antonio Mission Trail - Mission San Juan. Photograph: San Antonio MissionTrail - Mission Concepcion.

These are all working churches and great examples of early Spanish architecture. There were few people at most of these missions on a sunny Monday, with the exception of the visitor's center at Mission San Jose. This is the only mission that has a parking lot big enough for the big tour busses.

Photograph: San Antonio Mission Trail - Mission Espada.

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