Welcome to San Antonio
San Antonio captures the spirit of Texas. The seventh largest city in the United States, the city has retained its sense of history and tradition, while carefully blending in cosmopolitan progress. The city has always been a crossroads and a meeting place. The sounds and flavors of Native Americans, Old Mexico, Germans, the Wild West, African-Americans and the Deep South mingle and merge. Over thirty-one million visitors a year delight in the discovery of San Antonio's charms.
San Antonio Missions
Did you know the San Antonio Missions National Historic
Park plus the Alamo is nominated as a World Heritage Site? Established in 1718 as San Antonio's first misstion, The Alamo became an inspiration and a motivation for liberty during the Texas Revolution.
The four southernmost Spanish colonial missions—Concepción, San José, San Juan and Espada—are included in the San Antonio Missions National Historical Park, the largest concentration of Spanish colonial missions in North America.
All four mission churches still have active Catholic parishes that hold regular services. And now you can explore the Missions along the new Mission Reach of the San Antonio River Walk, an eight mile stretch with recreational trails, picnic and seating areas, pedestrian bridges, pavilions and portals to four Spanish colonial missions. Learn more