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This is Mission Espada, on the Mission Trail in San Antonio, Texas. Founded in 1690 as San Francisco de los Tejas near present-day Weches, Texas, this was the first mission in Texas. In 1731, the mission was transferred to the San Antonio River area and renamed Mission San Francisco de la Espada. A friary was built in 1745, and the church was completed in 1756.

The Mission Trail includes the following 5 missions, starting downtown near The Riverwalk and heading south, they include: