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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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  • September 29, 2017
    One of the best preserved missions with almost 300 years in history. We really enjoyed the details on the twin towers and the front façade. It has plenty of free parking, and reachable by public trans...  more »
  • September 27, 2017
    The history of the missions and how it fits into Texan history is very important. This mission is part of that. The old alfresco paintings discovered at this mission are beautiful as is the architectu...  more »
  • September 25, 2017
    Once a year the city of San Antonio illuminates a mission using a laser light show to help us imagine what it looked like 300 years ago. Beautiful show. They brought in a live orchestra and singers to...  more »
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  • June 8, 2017
    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.
  • June 17, 2017
    We really enjoyed going down the mission trail. Very educational, and an amazing experience.
  • March 18, 2017
    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.
  • March 9, 2017
    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.
  • April 19, 2017
    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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