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Mission Concepcion

807 Mission Road, San Antonio, TX 78210
(210) 532-0182
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Ranked #14 of 190 attractions in San Antonio
Type: Missions
Activities: Biking, Hiking
Description: This 200-year-old Franciscan mission at the very heart of the Mission Trail was originally built against claims of French colonization.
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English first
Los Angeles, California
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743 reviews 743 reviews
359 attraction reviews
253 helpful votes 253 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

I really like this mission for its dignified quiet and serenity. Came here late in the day just before closing time (NPS opens and closes it) and loved just being on the grounds and looking inside the mission church. Lovely to see and peaceful for reflection inside.

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Los Angeles, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

Great place to stand-back and take it all in! It's small, but filled with lots of history. Don't miss this experience.

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Haddonfield, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

My family and I spent the better part of the day at the Alamo and then decidided to do the side trip to Mission Concepcion. What a wonderful way to look back into time. This is the first mission on the Mission trail and was about a 20-30 minute drive from the Alamo. Compared to the Alamo the crowds were... More

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Spring Lake, Michigan
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52 reviews 52 reviews
10 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

lovely outdoor setting. I was on a guided tour, I would suggest this route to get the full story of the site.

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Boscawen, New Hampshire
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51 reviews 51 reviews
32 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

The first you come to on the trail and the largest. Walk around at your own pace. Lovely spot and learned the history of the mission life

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durant ok
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28 reviews 28 reviews
12 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

The Spanish built this beautiful mission and when I visited I couldn't help but imagine the workers with crude instruments building such a structure without modern equipment. This must have taken years and even though I am not Catholic I can certainly appreciate their efforts to expand Christianity with the aid of structures such as this mission.

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Mt. Laurel, NJ
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56 reviews 56 reviews
22 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

Our trolley tour also stopped at this mission, which is a bit smaller than San Jose, yet still very much worth visiting. The chapel is restored and the stations of the cross are done beautifully.

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Yorktown, Virginia
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133 reviews 133 reviews
21 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

The church at Mission Conception is still in use and beautifully maintained. Many photographic opportunities inside and out.

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Chicago, Illinois
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30 reviews 30 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

We enjoyed this mission. Beautiful inside and make sure you stop to see the sanctuary outside. Wish there was a guided tour to explain the history like at San Jose Mission.

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State College, Pennsylvania
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8 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

This mission, the one that is most like what the Alamo church would have looked like if it was ever finished, is well worth the visit, rain or shine. Ask any of the park service people to show you around and ask lots of questions. We were blessed with the company of a park service curator. While we slowly got... More

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