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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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  • We really lucked out because there was a history docent there talking about the history of the mission. The painting (see my uploaded pic) is an original painting of St. Francis form 1591. There's.....  more
    We really lucked out because there was a history docent there talking about the history of the mission. The painting (see my uploaded pic) is an original painting of St. Francis form 1591. There's.....  more »
  • I loved visiting a historical site that still had some of the original structure and was fascinated by the architecture and the history behind the building that still hosts mass to this day. 
    I loved visiting a historical site that still had some of the original structure and was fascinated by the architecture and the history behind the building that still hosts mass to this day.  more »
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  • 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.

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