Spanish Missions, San Antonio, TX Photos

Four historic Spanish missions are located in the southern reaches of San Antonio & together they are run jointly by the Catholic church & the National Park Service. Mission San José y San Miguel de Aguayo (1768-82) is the most elaborate with carved decorations. Mission Nuestra Señora de la Purísima Concepción de Acuña (1755), Mission San Juan Capistrano (1731-56) & Mission San Francisco de la Espada (1731-45) reveal other aspects of mission life.

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Mission San José view of walled compound. San Antonio, TX.Mission San José y San Miguel de Aguayo with fine stone carvings. San Antonio, TX.Mission San José tower with cactus flower. San Antonio, TX.Mission San José rose window. San Antonio, TX.
Mission San José view of walled compound. San Antonio, TX.Mission San José y San Miguel de Aguayo (1768-82) with fine stone carvings (6539 San Jose Dr.). San Antonio, TX. On National Register.Mission San José tower with cactus flower. San Antonio, TX.Mission San José rose window. San Antonio, TX.
Mission San José rose window detail. San Antonio, TX.Mission San José Gothic arch in wall. San Antonio, TX.Mission San José remaining piece of original painted plaster exterior. San Antonio, TX.Mission San José carved Baroque entry facade. San Antonio, TX.
Mission San José rose window detail. San Antonio, TX.Mission San José Gothic arch in wall. San Antonio, TX.Mission San José remaining piece of original painted plaster exterior. San Antonio, TX.Mission San José carved Baroque entry facade. San Antonio, TX.
Mission San José carved Madonna & Child over portal. San Antonio, TX.Saint beside Baroque portal of Mission San José. San Antonio, TX.Our Lady over Baroque portal of Mission San José. San Antonio, TX.Mission San José. San Antonio, TX.
Mission San José carved Madonna & Child over portal. San Antonio, TX.Saint beside Baroque portal of Mission San José. San Antonio, TX.Our Lady over Baroque portal of Mission San José. San Antonio, TX.Mission San José. San Antonio, TX.
Interior of Mission San José. San Antonio, TX.High altar of Mission San José. San Antonio, TX.Mission San José carved cherub in chapel. San Antonio, TX.Mission San José outer walls containing houses for Indians. San Antonio, TX.
Interior of Mission San José. San Antonio, TX.High altar of Mission San José. San Antonio, TX.Mission San José carved cherub in chapel. San Antonio, TX.Mission San José outer walls containing houses for Indians. San Antonio, TX.
Mission San José outer walls containing chambers for mission facilities. San Antonio, TX.Arches behind church of Mission San José. San Antonio, TX.Corn grinding stone in museum at Mission San José. San Antonio, TX.Spanish statue of St. Joseph & carved cross in museum at Mission San José. San Antonio, TX.
Mission San José outer walls containing chambers for mission facilities. San Antonio, TX.Arches behind church of Mission San José. San Antonio, TX.Corn grinding stone in museum at Mission San José. San Antonio, TX.Spanish statue of St. Joseph & carved cross in museum at Mission San José. San Antonio, TX.
Mission San José interior of recreated flour mill. San Antonio, TX.Mission Nuestra Señora de la Purísima Concepción de Acuña. San Antonio, TX.Mission Concepción towers. San Antonio, TX.Mission Concepción portal. San Antonio, TX.
Mission San José interior of recreated flour mill. San Antonio, TX.Mission Nuestra Señora de la Purísima Concepción de Acuña (1755) (807 Mission Rd.). San Antonio, TX. On National Register.Mission Concepción towers. San Antonio, TX.Mission Concepción portal. San Antonio, TX.
Interior of Mission Nuestra Señora de la Purísima Concepción de Acuña. San Antonio, TX.Altar of Mission Nuestra Señora de la Purísima Concepción de Acuña. San Antonio, TX.Squinch of Mission Nuestra Señora de la Purísima Concepción de Acuña. San Antonio, TX.Our Lady of Guadaloupe painting Mission Nuestra Señora de la Purísima Concepción de Acuña. San Antonio, TX.
Interior of Mission Nuestra Señora de la Purísima Concepción de Acuña. San Antonio, TX.Altar of Mission Nuestra Señora de la Purísima Concepción de Acuña. San Antonio, TX.Squinch of Mission Nuestra Señora de la Purísima Concepción de Acuña. San Antonio, TX.Our Lady of Guadaloupe painting Mission Nuestra Señora de la Purísima Concepción de Acuña. San Antonio, TX.
Mission Nuestra Señora de la Purísima Concepción de Acuña. San Antonio, TX.Our Lady sculpture at Mission Nuestra Señora de la Purísima Concepción de Acuña. San Antonio, TX.Wrought iron lamp at Mission Nuestra Señora de la Purísima Concepción de Acuña. San Antonio, TX.Mission Concepción fresco remains. San Antonio, TX.
Mission Nuestra Señora de la Purísima Concepción de Acuña. San Antonio, TX.Our Lady sculpture at Mission Nuestra Señora de la Purísima Concepción de Acuña. San Antonio, TX.Wrought iron lamp at Mission Nuestra Señora de la Purísima Concepción de Acuña. San Antonio, TX.Mission Concepción fresco remains. San Antonio, TX.
Mission Concepción ceiling fresco. San Antonio, TX.Mission Concepción fresco of Christ on Cross. San Antonio, TX.Grounds of Mission San Juan Capistrano. San Antonio, TX.Mission San Juan Capistrano. San Antonio, TX.
Mission Concepción ceiling fresco. San Antonio, TX.Mission Concepción fresco of Christ on Cross. San Antonio, TX.Grounds of Mission San Juan Capistrano. San Antonio, TX.Mission San Juan Capistrano (1731-56) (9101 Graf Rd.). San Antonio, TX.
Mission San Juan Capistrano. San Antonio, TX.Interior of Mission San Juan Capistrano. San Antonio, TX.Altar of Mission San Juan Capistrano. San Antonio, TX.Our Lady painting with Indian at Mission San Juan Capistrano. San Antonio, TX.
Mission San Juan Capistrano (1731-56) (9101 Graf Rd.). San Antonio, TX. On National Register.Interior of Mission San Juan Capistrano. San Antonio, TX.Altar of Mission San Juan Capistrano. San Antonio, TX.Our Lady painting with Indian at Mission San Juan Capistrano. San Antonio, TX.
Flowering cacti at Mission San Juan Capistrano. San Antonio, TX.Flowering cacti at Mission San Juan Capistrano. San Antonio, TX.Stone walls at Mission San Juan Capistrano. San Antonio, TX.Stone ruins at Mission San Juan Capistrano. San Antonio, TX.
Flowering cacti at Mission San Juan Capistrano. San Antonio, TX.Flowering cacti at Mission San Juan Capistrano. San Antonio, TX.Stone walls at Mission San Juan Capistrano. San Antonio, TX.Stone ruins at Mission San Juan Capistrano. San Antonio, TX.
Mission San Francisco de la Espada. San Antonio, TX.Mission Espada bells. San Antonio, TX.Mission Espada portal. San Antonio, TX.Mission Espada interior. San Antonio, TX.
Mission San Francisco de la Espada (1731-45) (10040 Espada Rd.). San Antonio, TX. On National Register.Mission Espada bells. San Antonio, TX.Mission Espada portal. San Antonio, TX.Mission Espada interior. San Antonio, TX.
Mission Espada arched corridor. San Antonio, TX.


Mission Espada arched corridor. San Antonio, TX.



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