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Mission Concepcion

807 Mission Road, San Antonio, TX 78210
(210) 532-0182
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Ranked #11 of 135 Attractions in San Antonio
Type: Missions, Cultural
Activities: Biking, Hiking
Owner description: This 200-year-old Franciscan mission at the very heart of the Mission...
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Type: Missions, Cultural
Activities: Biking, Hiking
Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owner 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
Northumberland, UK
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80 reviews 80 reviews
17 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 NEW

Walked the River Walk to the Concepcion Mission, it is a well preserved and interesting Mission but not on the scale of the Alamo. It was lovely and quite and we could spend time looking round without the crowds.

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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 NEW

Smaller than Mission San Jose, but equally charming and picturesque. Everything is original - nothing has (yet) been restored or rebuilt. There are remnants of the original frescoes on the walls. The Alamo might have more history, but Mission Concepcion was more enjoyable to visit. It wasn't crowded, plus it's free!

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Waterbury, Connecticut
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214 reviews 214 reviews
38 attraction reviews
165 helpful votes 165 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

This is still an active church. Walking through is so peaceful. The building is beautiful. There are still paintings on the walls. It's a wonderful walk through the grounds and church. Well worth the visit.

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Ridge, New York
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54 reviews 54 reviews
34 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

One of the two missions i have seen, the other being Mission San Jose. This Mission is quite a bit smaller but very interesting, especially the remnants of old hand painted frescoes still visible on the walls. Self tour which lets you take your time.

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San Antonio, Texas
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

It is always a great treat to visit any of the missions on the Mission Trail. Even though these missions are all alike each one is very different. When you step onto the grounds of one of these missions, you are taken back to a time when our world was extremely different. Each mission is beautiful in its own regard.... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

This is an original Catholic church from the 1700 and 1800's with thick adobe walls and original painting in the church sanctuary. While this is a U.S. National Park designation, it is still a functioning Catholic Church and the closest mission to downtown. The others nearby are San José Mission on Roosevelt Road and the missions south from that point.

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Cedar Park, Texas
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95 reviews 95 reviews
27 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

If you're a history buff / architecture fan / like cool buildings - please go here. I was fortunate enough to have a friend have her wedding here and it was absolutely stunning. There is no more intimate setting in the city, even if just for a visit. The gardens are inviting, and the staff are very, very nice people... More 

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Houston, Texas
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217 reviews 217 reviews
45 attraction reviews
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

Although many visitors just walked around the mission, the inside was very simple yet very beautiful. It is amazing that this is the oldest "unrestored" stone church in America.

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Long Beach, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

The mission was a large area very open. I enjoyed the tour and they had rangers there to give lots of information.

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San Antonio, Texas
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

We are native (Catholic) San Antonians and make it a point to attend the Mariachi Mass (at noon) at least one Sunday a month. It is a wonderful experience of our universal Catholic faith and liturgy. It helps to first go to Mission San Jose and see the film (Gente de Razon) at the visitor center. Father David Garcia, the... More 

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