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SAN ANTONIO (April 18, 2018) – Each year on April 18, World Heritage Day is celebrated to encourage individuals throughout the world to reflect the importance of cultural heritage in their lives and communities. As this year’s theme is “Heritage for Generations,” we continue to share our knowledge and wisdom with each other, preserving cultural identity through stories, art and conservation.
District 3 Councilwoman Rebecca J. Viagran and the World Heritage Office invite San Antonio residents and visitors to discover our heritage and communities that surround each mission. With the aid of the City’s new mobile-responsive website – www.worldheritagesa.com – residents and visitors can easily access information regarding San Antonio’s World Heritage. This is made easier through the newly available free Wi-Fi around Mission Concepcion and Mission San Jose.
“San Antonio, as America’s 21st Century City, continues to become more connected through technology,” Councilwoman Viagran said. “The mobile-responsive website combines historical information about our World Heritage site and helps residents and visitors discover events and amenities throughout the World Heritage Trail.”
The new website features information on all five of San Antonio’s UNESCO World Heritage Missions. The website also includes photos, tours, trails and events, along with information on local retail, accommodations, restaurants and legacy businesses from downtown to Mission Espada.
“Our primary goal is to connect residents and guests to our local and authentic World Heritage community, and to discover the diversity and culture beyond the historical site,” Councilwoman Viagran continued. “By connecting people to our website, we promote economic growth by encouraging people to stay, play, eat, and shop in our neighborhood.”
As the World Heritage Site attracts more U.S. and international visitors, the City plans to install free Wi-Fi at all the missions throughout District 3 to include Mission San Juan and Mission Espada before the end of the year.