Five San Antonio missions, including the Alamo, make up a UNESCO World Heritage Site. All are part of the San Antonio Tricentennial celebration in 2018.
This is the year — our 300th anniversary of San Antonio’s founding — that we all really need to know our missions. If you haven’t already, you’ll likely be asked by friends and family visiting this year to show them around. That’s not as easy as showing people around the River Walk. The questions can be harder to answer. Here are some interesting facts to keep in mind.
All the missions are part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site (including the Alamo). This is an important designation that applies to significant places around the world such as the Statue of Liberty, the Great Wall of China, Stonehenge, Venice and its Lagoon, the Tower of London and many more.