Images of San Antonio’s Missions

Though the Alamo gets all the play when it comes to the missions of San Antonio, the other four missions in the area—Mission Espada, Mission San Juan, Mission San José and Mission Concepción—are equally as interesting and picturesque. Churches at many of these missions continue to be used today, but when services are not in session, the grounds tend to be quiet and welcoming to contemplation.

Bees buzz around the yellow bursts of flowers, dusty spider webs cling to window panes. Fabric on the kneelers is worn and ripped.

These are places people still love and cherish … and you’re welcome to peek inside.


window mission san espada san antonio texas Arches Mission San Jose San Antonio Texas


Flowers Mission Espada San Antonio Texas


Doorway Mission Concepcion San Antonio Texas


Door lock Mission San Juan San Antonio Texas


Mission Concepcion San Antonio Texas

6 Responses to “Images of San Antonio’s Missions”

  1. Hal Amen

    Beautiful. I’m from SA and it’s easy to forget what history we have in our backyard. The city’s working to extend the Riverwalk down to the missions, which will likely increase visitorship.

    • JoAnna

      That would fantastic if they extended the Riverwalk to the missions. There was almost no one there when we visited, and that would definitely help boost visitation numbers.

    • JoAnna

      Thanks Devin! They were all extremely picturesque. I couldn’t really help but to pull out my camera!

  2. Marina

    Love your pics, makes me appreciate home to see them from another perspective. Nice work!

    • JoAnna

      Thanks Marina! I’m glad you enjoyed the photos.


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