san antonio missions world heritage site

The San Antonio Missions are located in San Antonio, Texas, and are named after the Spanish missions around which the city was founded. There's a lot to see.

Brackenridge Park

When the River Walk seems too busy, seek refuge from the heat and the swarms of tourists in Brackenridge Park. It's 343 acres offer much in the way of relaxation.

The Alamo

If there's one thing San Antonio is known for, it's the Alamo. Once a Franciscan mission, it was here that 189 Texas fought and lost their lives in 1836 during a 13-day siege by Mexican ruler.

San Fernando Cathedral

the San Fernando Cathedral is hard to miss. Still an active house of worship, the cathedral is one of the oldest in the country, having been built in 1738 by colonists from the Canary Islands.

San Antonio Missions National Historical Park

This is where all of San Antonio's historic missions - Mission San Jose, Mission Concepcion, Mission Espada and Mission San Juan - are located, making it a must-see site for history buffs.

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