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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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  • If you have a chance to hear the lecture by the docent who is one of the 65 remaining members of the P? tribe, don't miss it. He will explain the double illumination that occurs every August 15th... 
    If you have a chance to hear the lecture by the docent who is one of the 65 remaining members of the P? tribe, don't miss it. He will explain the double illumination that occurs every August 15th...  more »
  • Quick stop to check out the ruins and the church that still stands. This is a fast sightseeing stop that anyone can get though really quickly. 
    Quick stop to check out the ruins and the church that still stands. This is a fast sightseeing stop that anyone can get though really quickly.  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.

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