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El Paso Mission Trail Association

San Elizario Presidio Chapel

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Location Address

1556 San Elizario Rd.
San Elizario, TX  79849

Hours of Operation

Mon - Fri 7 am - 9:30 am
Saturday (Open for Mass) 7 am - 9:30 am
Sunday (Open for Mass) 7 am - 9:30 am

More Information

(915) 851-2333

San Elizario Presidio Chapel


In 1789, the Spanish Crown established “San Elceario”, named after the Catholic patron saint of the military, as a military presidio. Throughout the years, chapels were built but rendered useless due to weather and size.

The present chapel, built in 1877, has become the centerpiece of the San Elizario community. Built in a traditional Spanish Mission style, the chapel showcases round archways and golden-trimmed pillars. The presidio chapel now serves as a full-functioning church and displays a picturesque vision of antiquated beauty and history.

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