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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I feel that we missed out a bit coming here. Not much remains on this property other than the chapel, and that was locked when we visited even though we were here during regular business hours. The...
I feel that we missed out a bit coming here. Not much remains on this property other than the chapel, and that was locked when we visited even though we were here during regular business hours. The... more »
The noon Mass has a fantastic mariachi band and singers. The congregation is very welcoming to visitors.
The noon Mass has a fantastic mariachi band and singers. The congregation is very welcoming to visitors. more »
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.
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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