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.