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Mission Concepcion, San Antonio

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Built by Franciscan friars and now part of the UNESCO-designated San Antonio Missions National Historical Park, Mission Concepcion stands out for the quality of its preservation. After its establishment in 1716, the mission moved from its original location to San Antonio, where Pajalats typically occupied it. The Battle of Concepcion took place 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 Concepcion and other San Antonio attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • When looking for this place, it's easy to think the red-brick school across the street is the mission. When driving south, look to your left and there is the parking lot and church. The visitor's...  more »
  • Kudos to docent Art Valdez for his wonderful storytelling during our visit to Mission Concepci√≥n! Art--a San Antonio native, retired Boeing engineer, and descendant of one of the indigenous tribes...  more »
  • Great mission to see but it was nowhere near where San Jos√© stands in comparison. You probably only need 30-45 minutes here. Sometimes there are weddings taking place here, at least there was one...  more »
  • Mission Concepcion may not be the biggest of San Antonio's missions, but it is definitely the most charming! My husband and I began attending mass here a couple of years ago - we loved it so much we became members of the parish. Everyone is friendly and welcoming! Father David Garcia - who is going to retire soon - has an incredible way of speaking to, not "speaking at," the congregation. We attend Sunday mass at noon which is their mariachi mass. If you are visiting, attend this mass. The music is beautiful and the mood is magical.
  • Our second favorite mission mission in San Antonio. The Rock quarry that built the mission can still be seen and is on the grounds. The art painted on the plaster is well preserved for you to enjoy! Like most missions from Texas past church services is still being held on the grounds and you can go through the chapel.
  • The 4 missions in the National Historical Park are really interesting. Each has a unique look and is worth a visit. Amazing what the park service is doing to protect these historical treasures.
  • Pretty amazing visit. We used Detours Touring and were able to visit all the missions. Michael was a great guide. The grounds have so much history and so much we can learn.
  • Great place to visit! Take the via missions bus to visit all of them. They are renovating the visitor center now but still worth it.

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