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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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  • Basically you've seen one mission you've seen them all, but we wanted to see different architecture in each one. As I've said in previous reviews, the volunteer's know their stuff and are very proud t...  more »
  • You have to loved these sites that can transport you in time and give you a glimpse of what things might of been like for the people in this region during the Spanish occupation.  more »
  • Am in San Antonio studying Spanish and wanted to see some of the missions. Went to Mission Conception and the Church is beautiful. The architecture, the frescos, how beautiful. The Mass was also beaut...  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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