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Mission Concepción, San Antonio
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Explore the Mission Trail's 300-year-old Mission Concepción. This mission, built by Franciscan friars and often considered the most well-preserved of all Texas missions, was founded in 1716. It was consequently moved from its original location to San Antonio, where Pajalats typically occupied the mission. The Battle of Concepcion was fought here in 1835, and the mission was named a National Historic Landmark more than 100 years later in 1970. Contemplate the historical events that occurred here, view the beautiful architecture and interior frescoes, and even attend Catholic Mass on Sundays. Put Mission Concepción into our San Antonio vacation builder to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in San Antonio.
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  • You don't need a lot of time here, but don't miss the original paint portion on the outside and the inside. I never had any idea these churches were painted so entirely and beautifully. 
  • Bring your camera and filters! What a beautiful treasure. There are unique nooks and crannies everywhere. 
  • This was by far my favorite stop on the mission road. It was beautiful and picturesque. Great availability to learn about the history to understand what it would have been like in its original state a...  more »
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  • Though one of the smaller properties on the mission trail in San Antonio, I really enjoyed this one. The church structure itself, compared to the others, is the most spectacular in terms of style or architecture. This one will not eat up much of your time, but is definitely worth stopping by.
  • Seriously so cool. Its totally worth seeing. This is by far one of the better missions in the area. A lot of great history and architecture.
  • The Sunday morning church service is wonderful. Professional mariachi musicians serenade the congregation in a beautiful musical service. There will be visitors from all over the world. The priest asks all the foreign visitors and Americans from around the country to identify their home. If you do one thing in San Antonio, do this.
  • It is inspiring to stand in a place where people have worshiped for 300 hundred years. Also the first major engagement of the Texas Revolution, the Battle of Concepción was fought here.
  • Been here many times and always so happy with everything.