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Old 11-29-2015, 12:34 AM
 
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SA doesnt have one of the best zoos in the country, not even in the top 10, I guess the botanical garden is cute...I cannot tell where SA ranks within Texas but the only thing going for the city are the misiones than for Spanish standards are little more than fortified clay capilla. It is a pity Mexico is so violent, if anyone would like to see good misiones, that's the place together with Colombia.
You lost me at misiones.
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Old 11-29-2015, 05:58 AM
 
Location: SA
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You lost me at misiones.
Missions
Apologies, I assumed it was common knowledge San Antonio de Valero and the rest were misiones or missions.
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Old 11-29-2015, 07:42 AM
 
Location: San Antonio
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The missions just received a world heritage destination and your calling them "fortified capilla" ???
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Old 11-29-2015, 08:13 AM
 
Location: South Texas
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Houston and Dallas do have decent museum's and symphony's, but their idea of first class shopping is strip malls out in the burbs. Both downtown Houston and Dallas are sleepy after 6pm
You need to visit these cities since it was at least 30 years ago that you did.

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Old 11-29-2015, 08:33 AM
 
Location: South Texas
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Yup san antonio has alot left to go to be be a first class city even in Texas. It seems Austin, Dallas and Houston are more advanced and well respected.
Totally agreed with you. The SA locals have different a definition of “first class.”

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Old 11-29-2015, 11:32 AM
 
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The missions just received a world heritage destination and your calling them "fortified capilla" ???
Mmmm Yes, I do. As you said they JUST got the denomination, they are plenty of other missions / small churches which got it decades ago. The missions are nice and have a very strong historic importance for the city and Texas but they are not first class, I have to see it before I die deal.

SA needs to realize is a nice small city but one of many, nothing wrong with it, and there are many things to improve, just being so proud of not accepting reality will not make the city better.
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Old 11-29-2015, 12:21 PM
 
Location: San Antonio. Tx 78209
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Mmmm Yes, I do. As you said they JUST got the denomination, they are plenty of other missions / small churches which got it decades ago. The missions are nice and have a very strong historic importance for the city and Texas but they are not first class, I have to see it before I die deal.

SA needs to realize is a nice small city but one of many, nothing wrong with it, and there are many things to improve, just being so proud of not accepting reality will not make the city better.
You lose all credibility when you have higher standards than UNESCO.
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Old 11-29-2015, 12:42 PM
 
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You lose all credibility when you have higher standards than UNESCO.

it is not my fault that UNESCO chose to give the denomination to the missions just now in 2015, it seems it was not high in their list of places.
Really, shake it off! it is not making any favors to SA to think it's the mecca of tourism, culture and entertainment...it is big for tourists locally within the Southeast/ Southwest, but that's it.
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Old 11-29-2015, 12:54 PM
 
Location: San Antonio. Tx 78209
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it is not my fault that UNESCO chose to give the denomination to the missions just now in 2015, it seems it was not high in their list of places.
Really, shake it off! it is not making any favors to SA to think it's the mecca of tourism, culture and entertainment...it is big for tourists locally within the Southeast/ Southwest, but that's it.
The timing of the designation, not denomination, (the UN isn't a church) had nothing to do with the prestige of the honor. You are absolutely wrong though people base entire vacations around visiting UNESCO sites. Millions from around the world come to San Antonio to visit various attractions in our city.
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Old 11-29-2015, 02:37 PM
 
Location: SA
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The timing of the designation, not denomination, (the UN isn't a church) had nothing to do with the prestige of the honor. You are absolutely wrong though people base entire vacations around visiting UNESCO sites. Millions from around the world come to San Antonio to visit various attractions in our city.
Millions around the workd come to the US to visit SA? I think not, maybe in very selected tours, most go to NY and west coast. Just be a bit reallistic, please.
I am European, lived in several countries before coming to the US, people in Europe can tell a bit about the Alamo but 90% dont know it is located in dowtown SA, and most people possess a strong knowledge of geography but that info is not relevant worldwide, you dont learn it at school.
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