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Missions Found in San Antonio

One of the major historic things San Antonio is known for are the missions. There are plenty of missions found throughout the area and they all provide a unique look at the history of San Antonio. Here are some of the missions you will be able to explore.

Mission San Jose

This mission is known as the 'Queen of the Missions'. It is the largest of all the missions and is fully restored. As one of the Spanish missions it wasn't a church, but a community with a church-type focus.

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St. Joseph Catholic Church - A Historic Venue

The history behind St. Joseph Catholic Church is rich and plentiful. It was constructed in 1868 by catholic immigrants from Germany who wanted a place to worship in their native tongue.

Improvements and extras

Through the years improvements were made and in 1891 four bells were bought that had matched tones. The bells were consecrated and named after their donors Joseph, Mary, Henry, and Joseph. A steeple was completed in 1898 and then in 1902 elegant stained glass windows were installed for the astounding amount of just $3,000 from Germany’s Emil Frei Art Glass Factory.

In the Center of San Antonio

St. Joseph Catholic Church remains in the...

Discovering the San Antonio Museum of Art

Currently the Culture and Caricature by Miguel Covarrubias are featured. Approximately 140 works of art are augmented by works from Yale University and the Library of Congress. A rare collection of books enhances the display with their great illustrations.

Another exhibit is 28 Chinese and will be present until January 3, 2016, containing the Rubell Collection in Miami. This display of contemporary Chinese artists can be seen throughout six of the galleries.

From November 6, 2015, until February 14, 2016, the Realms of Earth and Sky: Indian Painting from the 15th to the 19th Century exhibition will...

Exotic Animals Found in New Braunfels

It is hard to believe how so many generations of animal lovers have visited the Animal World & Snake Farm Zoo; previously known as the Snake Farm. It is conveniently located 5640 Ih 35 S in Braunfels, Texas. Over 500 animals are awaiting your visit and would love to have a picture with you. You cannot beat the rates. Adults are $12.75; children 3 to 12 are $9.75; and children under 2 are free.

Be sure to bring the children along and stay all day if you desire. A petting zoo is available with dozens of zoo friends waiting to be fed. However, please respect the...

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