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San Antonio Missions National Historical Park
Consisting of four of the five Spanish mission stations founded between 1718 and 1740 (the fifth being the Alamo), the San Antonio Missions National Historical Park is a must-visit. The missions preserved include Mission San Juan Capistrano from 1731; Mission San Concepción, completed in 1752; Mission San Francisco de la Espada from 1740; and the "queen of missions," Mission San Jose y San Miguel de Aguayo, built between 1720-31 and notable for its beautiful church doorway and carved sacristy window - the "Rosa's Window" - as well as its Indian huts and corn stores.
You can easily spend two to four hours visiting the missions. Guided tours are free, as is admission to the park.
The San Antonio Missions National Historical Park is the birthplace of San Antonio. Along with the Alamo, the Missions are a UNESCO World Heritage Site!