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United States Celebrates World Heritage Inscription of San Antonio Missions


San Antonio’s five Spanish colonial missions (including the Alamo) represent the largest concentration of Spanish colonial missions in North America and have been named a World Heritage site by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). The World Heritage Site list recognizes the most significant cultural and natural sites in the world such as Stonehenge and the Great Wall of China. This rare honor has been bestowed upon only 23 sites in the United States. The missions are the first World Heritage site in Texas.

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United States Celebrates World Heritage Inscription of San Antonio Missions

• San Antonio’s Historic Missions Receive UNESCO World Heritage Status
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• The Alamo Nominated for Inclusion on UNESCO’s World Heritage List Decision Expected July 2015
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San Antonio Missions Receive Important Endorsement Toward World Heritage Quest

San Antonio’s Missions Enter Global Spotlight as World Heritage Site Nominee

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View and download video commentary related to the San Antonio Missions World Heritage
designation and official inscription ceremony. Click here for video interviews.

 

The Historic Missions of San Antonio
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Mission Reach Trail of the San Antonio River Walk
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B-Roll - Alamo & The Cenotaph
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B-Roll - The Missions
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The Story of San Antonio's Missions

The Story of San Antonio’s Missions
The Story of The Alamo
More About Spanish Colonial San Antonio

More Information

National Parks Service’s Missions World Heritage Site
Missions National Historical Park
The Alamo
Unesco nomination page
Nomination Infographic (PDF)
History of Settlement Along the San Antonio River
The San Antonio River Improvements Project
Economic Impact of World Heritage Status
San Antonio Conservation Society