Saturday Snaps #13 – Mission San Jose

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Mission San Jose

Location: Mission San Jose Church in San Antonio, Texas

Author: Chris & Heather Boothman (A Brit & A Southerner)

Description: During our recent visit to San Antonio, we experienced the San Antonio Mission Trail which encompasses a variety of interesting and gorgeous archaic settlements that were once booming communities during the 19th Century.

The above image depicts the largest of the missions – Mission San Jose, commonly known as the ‘queen’ or ‘mother’ of all the missions as this was a key focal point/hub of the Hispanic movements during the 19th Century. Still an active catholic parish among the local communities, this was an amazing experience to walk around the sacred grounds and learn about the history surrounding not only this location but the other missions that make up the Mission Trail.

Culminating in the most famous mission of them all, the Alamo, the Mission Trail is a great experience to either stroll along the river walk or simply take the short drive to each settlement location. As you can see from this picture, the intricate details that went into the architecture of these churches is particularly impressive, and mention should be given to the national park that currently maintains and renovates these missions as they really keep them in idyllic condition.

You can read all about our experiences along the San Antonio Mission trail here, but I think this image really captures the sense of how all of these come together to form such historic communities. With so much history and heritage here, I would highly encourage anyone visiting Texas to take a trip to the southern part of the state and experience this for yourselves.

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Chris Boothman is the co-founder of A Brit and A Southerner. Born near Manchester, England, Chris moved to USA in 2006 where he soon after met his wife and travel partner in crime, Heather. They have since embarked on an amazing journey of travel as they challenge others to follow in their paths of working full-time but also being able to travel frequently! If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to contact Chris at [email protected]

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