"The Fortified Tower" San Antonio Things to Do Tip by keeweechic

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The 'baluarte' or fortified corner tower with 3ft thick walls and holes for cannons and rifles which allowed defenders to protect two of the mission's external walls during the frequent Apache and Comanche attacks.

Address: Mission San Jose
Directions: You will need a map since this park is spread over about 800 acres. The Alamo is a good place to begin. Check the website.
Phone: 512-229-5701
Website: http://www.nps.gov/saan

Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Mar 21, 2006
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