"The site encompasses a group of five frontier mission complexes situated along a stretch of the San Antonio River basin in southern Texas, as well as a ranch located 37 kilometres to the south. It includes architectural and archaeological structures, farmlands, residencies, churches and granaries, as well as water distribution systems. The complexes were built by Franciscan missionaries in the 18th century and illustrate the Spanish Crown’s efforts to colonize, evangelize and defend the northern frontier of New Spain. The San Antonio Missions are also an example of the interweaving of Spanish and Coahuiltecan cultures, illustrated by a variety of features, including the decorative elements of churches, which combine Catholic symbols with indigenous designs inspired by nature."
Source: UNESCO World Hertiage Tentative List
Postcard 1 - Missions of Espada - San Jose - San Juan - Concepcion
Mission Espada, Mission SanJose, Mission San Juan and Mission Concepcion of San Antonio, Texas. Thanks to Veeder of USA.
Postcard 2 - Mission San AntonioThe famous Alamo is one of the San Antonio Missions in Texas. Thanks so much to Jim of Arizona who was visiting.
Postcard 3 - Mission San Jose
A cool postcard of Mission San Jose of San Antonio, Texas. Thanks to Jim of Arizona, USA who was visiting.