San Antonio Missions Now a World Heritage Site

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The World Heritage Committee of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) just designated a group of five Spanish colonial missions in the San Antonio area – including most of San Antonio Missions National Historical Park – as a World Heritage Site.

Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell applauded the move saying, ““The San Antonio Missions is an extraordinary national and international treasure. The Missions interweave Spanish and indigenous cultures that are a vital part of America’s heritage.”

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Photo of San Antonio Missions © Heather Hansen.