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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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  • This was our favorite. Take the time to go to the missions , read about them and what the history is they each hold. 
    This was our favorite. Take the time to go to the missions , read about them and what the history is they each hold.  more »
  • Mission Concepcion is the northern most mission in the park, while The Alamo is north of it, but not in the park. The mission church is the oldest unrestored stone church in America. It stands as it....  more
    Mission Concepcion is the northern most mission in the park, while The Alamo is north of it, but not in the park. The mission church is the oldest unrestored stone church in America. It stands as it....  more »
  • Franciscan Friars established Mission Nuestra Secora de la Purisima Concepcion de Acuna, more commonly known as Mission Concepcion, in the Nacogdoches area of East Texas in 1716, then moved the... 
    Franciscan Friars established Mission Nuestra Secora de la Purisima Concepcion de Acuna, more commonly known as Mission Concepcion, in the Nacogdoches area of East Texas in 1716, then moved the...  more »
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  • ✝️ Beautiful Historic & Religious Site - a Photographer’s Palace ✝️ I visited all four missions, but this one was one of my favorites. It’s not too small, not too big, very peaceful, and a marvel to behold. The sanctuary provides a lovely array of architecture and religious artifacts. I’ve done my best to do them justice with my camera, but as with all beautiful things, seeing in person is a must. There are bathrooms on-site, and because of the size of this mission, it’s easier to walk. I love hearing the sparrows flutter about the towers and nest in the crevices. It lends a true tranquility to this mission. I could happily sit here for hours just enjoying the nature sounds away from civilization (and thanks to numerous benches onsite, you’re able to do exactly that!). I visited close to Christmas, and enjoyed the Advent-themed decorum inside the sanctuary otherwise not present (see pics). If you can only visit a couple of the missions, this is one of two I’d most highly recommend.
  • Highly Recommend! Always visit San Antonio but this time focused on learning more about the Missions. A little bit of a drive just outside of downtown you'll find Mission Concepción, a must visit. Although its is aging and crumbling it is still well preserved with a lot of detail and beauty just as it was build years ago. Plenty of parking available on site with sitting areas, restrooms and information stand. Trail leading off Mission provides for a nice stroll through some historical sites.
  • For history & architecture fans this is a great venue to add to your travel plans while in San Antonio. This Mission is one of four that are managed and secured by the National Park Service. Since we toured on a Sunday morning — we were able to walk inside the sanctuary after morning mass. Great photo ops for period photographers. Parking can be limited during prime times. National Park Service brochures are available that describe the various Missions and their history. If we come back I would love to visit all the local Missions.
  • It is a quiet and contemplative historical site. Brings your thoughts back to the settlers of years past. The physical, and mental toughness they possessed are mind boggling. The tours of the 5 missions is a must. Reflections into the past is both humbling, and sobering. A very positive day.
  • Lots of amazing history and very interesting facts about architecture and peoples. I would 10/10 recommend talking with the volunteers and tour guides while you visit. They have a lot of knowledge about the history that you will not read on the signs while walking around the grounds. After spending some time here your mind will begin to think and wander about life in the past and it is a very cool experience.

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