San Francisco De La Espada
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Mission Espada Entrance
Mission Espada was the first mission set up in Texas, and dates to the mid 1700's. It remains an active parish today, and an interesting place to visit. Far from a relic, Espada allows visitors to experience its involvement with the local community. You can get a better sense for the history of the missions in San Antonio by joining Park Ranger-guided tours.
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