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Mission Concepción, San Antonio

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#4 of 17 in Historic Sites in San Antonio
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. Our San Antonio tour planner makes visiting Mission Concepción and other San Antonio attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • This mission didn’t have as much land to explore so it was a very quick stop. It was cool to checkout and easy to get to via the bus.  more »
  • This was our first stop on the mission trail. We were lucky to find there was a man from the mission in the church who gave a talk about it. Very informative. They have a 12:30 Sunday mass that has a ...  more »
  • We attended this attraction as a part of a guided tour. Large grounds plus the mission itself. Very interesting.  more »
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  • Beautiful little church and old mission. Short visit (less than an hour if you do everything) and easy to get to, so worth the trip.
  • We really enjoyed going down the mission trail. Very educational, and an amazing experience.
  • This was our first stop in the Mission Trail. We biked there and enjoyed exploring the buildings. It's not large, but worth visiting. For any other bikers/hikers, there are clean bathrooms, but no food options.
  • Arrived at Mission Concepcion just as church was ending, so I was able to peek in once folks came out. It's a really lovely church, and the garden area is pretty, too.
  • Great place to see our nations history. I did not know the early Spanish converted local native Americans and made them full Spanish citizens.

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