|Mission San Jose|
Mission San Jose for example, is famous for it's Rose window. La Ventana de Rosa, the Rose Window, is located on the south wall of the church sacristy. The window has been described as the site where the Host was shown to gathered mission celebrants during the Feast of Pentecost. The window, sculpted circa 1775, has been the object of both legend and admiration. It is considered one of the finest examples of baroque architecture in North America. The meaning behind the name is currently unknown, but legend has it named for Rosa, the betrothed of Juan Huizar who many believe created the window.
By 1762 there were 203 Indians residing at Mission San Juan. The mission included a granary, textile shops, and Indian houses made of adobe with thatched roofs.
|Mission San Juan|
Mission Concepción is known for its many fine examples of frescos. This tediously applied art form covered the front of the church and most of the church and convento interiors. Today only four rooms clearly show remnants of these colorful designs painted over 250 years ago.
You can access a good San Antonio map with the Mission Trail marked clearly in red at this link. (San Antonio Metro Area.) The trolley tour has a couple of the missions on it's route as well. This coupon for trolley tranportation and tours is one of the many coupons available on the San Antonio Visitors Bureau site. I'll be glad to print out current coupons for you when you arrive if you don't have access to a printer. Let me know in advance of your visit the ones your interested in and I'll have them ready for you upon arrival. To find this and many other available discount offers, visit their link and click on the S.A.V.E. (San Antonio Vacation Experience) section.
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