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The spanish missions of san antonio lewis f fisher on amazoncom free shipping on qualifying offers this concise and lavishly illustrated account balances the significant history of the san antonios missions founding and their original function with the stories of their subsequent decay and eventual restoration new drawings depict all five mission compounds as they first appearedmission san jose known as the queen of the missions it is the largest of the missions and was a major social and cultural center among the san antonio missions it provided the strongest garrison against raids from indianssan antonio missions national historical park is a national historical park and part of a unesco world heritage site preserving four of the five spanish frontier missions in san antonio texas usathese outposts were established by catholic religious orders to spread christianity among the local nativesthese missions formed part of a colonization system that stretched across the spanish the spanish missions of san antonio texas san antonio texas is easily one of the worlds most beautiful cities most persons think of the alamo when they think of san antonio but there are four more beautiful old spanish missions to see along the san antonio riverafter 10000 years the people of south texas found their cultures their very lives under attack in the early 1700s apache raided from the north deadly diseases traveled from mexico and drought lingered survival lay in the missions by entering a mission they foreswore their traditional life

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