Saturday, 11 July 2015

1466 US - San Antonio Missions (2015)

San Antonio Missions
"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 WH website

1466-001     Mission Espada
1466-002     Mission San Juan
1466-003     Mission San José
1466-004     Mission Concepcion
1466-005     Mission Valero
1466-006     Rancho de las Cabras

Courtesy of MissDaisy66 from postcrossing forum
1466-005 Mission Valero (The Alamo)

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