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Mission Concepción, San Antonio

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Mission Tourist Spot
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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  • Start by watching the film and the exploration makes it all come together. Great place to learn local history and see what life might have been like.  more »
  • All of the missions have their unique charms, including Mission Concepcion. Be sure to visit inside the walls and take time to learn about the people and how they lived. A must see.  more »
  • Mission Concepcion stands silently in the hot Texas breeze against a brilliant blue expanse of sky. Benches provide a respite from the summer sun in the shade of ancient mesquite trees. Make sure to d...  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.