Wednesday, July 20, 2011
Old Missions of San Antonio
As the #1 attraction in Texas, San Antonio has SeaWorld, Six Flags
Fiesta, River Walk, and the Alamo mission.
Lesser known are the other old Spanish missions around San Antonio, now maintained by the National Park Service. The first mission was built back in 1718, with five missions in all. Elaborate Spanish acequias (irrigation ditches) were built, and are still used today to help provide vital water to the area. Few are aware that the first cattle drives originated from here, specifically the old Spanish missions. Church services are still occasionally held today. If you have a chance, take time to tour these historic gems. We plan to tour extensively when the weather turns cooler.
View a printable map of San Antonio Missions. Visit the National Park San Antonio Missions website.