Tierrabyte: Tracking Decades of Visits to the Missions; EMily Royall; Rivard Report

USA – San Antonio Missions

You can explore the trendline of visits to the Missions since 1983 by using the Rivard Report’s interactive charts in this story.

This weekend, a delegation of Canary Islanders tours San Antonio’s Spanish-colonial Missions, walking the same paths as hundreds of thousands of other visitors who come  to the sites each year for recreation and public events. The Missions saw nearly 1.5 million visits last year, according to the latest data provided by the National Park Service (NPS).

You can explore the trendline of visits to the Missions since 1983, when the sites achieved official status as a National Historic Park, by using the Rivard Report‘s interactive charts below.

The missions that make up the San Antonio Missions National Historical Park include four Spanish-colonial missions: Concepción, San José, San Juan, and Espada. Along with the Alamo, these Missions were designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2015. Each is over 300 years old.

Sites such as Stonehenge and Machu Picchu share the World Heritage designation that denotes places of “outstanding universal value,” said Colleen Swain, director of the World Heritage Office in San Antonio.

Source: Tierrabyte: Tracking Decades of Visits to the Missions

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