Mission Concepcion

Mission Concepcion, San Antonio: Hours, Address, Mission Concepcion Reviews: 4.5/5

Mission Concepcion
4.5
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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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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volcanogirl
Texas13,372 contributions
Apr 2022
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 ranger on site wasn't sure why, perhaps because Easter was the next day. The chapel exterior is beautiful, and we were able to view a few rooms that have preserved wall paintings. I enjoyed seeing those. If you only have time to visit a couple of missions, I probably wouldn't make this one a priority since the grounds are much less extensive than some of the others. Worth seeing if you have time. Wonderful to see history so well preserved.
Written April 19, 2022
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Mark D
Weatherford, TX663 contributions
Jun 2021
When looking for this place, it's easy to think the red-brick school across the street is the mission. When driving south, look to your left and there is the parking lot and church. The visitor's center may be closed for inclement weather, but the church is open. Absolutely worth the visit, you can appreciate it's construction by touring the outside as well as inside.
Written June 5, 2021
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Jariv4
Houston, TX100 contributions
Feb 2021 • Couples
Built by the Spanish Empire in the 1700 to help counter claims by the French and to bring the Catholic faith to the Native American population. This Church is also the site of a battle of the Texas War of Independence. It is still a functional Catholic Church. Some of the original art painted on the walls is visible.
Written March 12, 2021
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wireless_in_CA
United States4,562 contributions
May 2022 • Couples
This mission was smaller, simpler but better preserved than the Mission San Jose.

A free parking lot only had around half a dozen cars, so glad the busses of kids did not follow us to this church.

The visitor center was closed but the church was open, however, we entered through the side as the main entrance was locked.

Inside the walls were painted and the altar was decorated with just flowers and one painting. In the adjoining convent you could barely see the wall paintings and it had to be from a distance as entry ways were cordened off.
Written May 31, 2022
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clucumber
Quincy, Illinois, United States74 contributions
Mar 2021
We went on the missions tour, we loved all the missions but missed having a docent to answer questions or have literature available to help us understand all that we were seeing. There were places you could scan a phone and listen but unfortunately I don't have a smart phone. I enjoyed my stroll through the mission and reading what little info was available on the story boards. Darn Covid...........
Written March 30, 2021
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Kevin B
Mount Juliet, TN1,811 contributions
May 2020
We visited Mission Concepcion on our last visit to San Antonio and we enjoyed coming here. Like the other missions, you can learn a lot about the history of the missions in general and of San Antonio and there's a lot of history here. It has been left as a ruin and it's so rare to see something this old in the US. I recommend visiting Mission Concepcion and the other missions if you're a history buff and are in the area.
Written April 29, 2021
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Kelly B
Iowa4,115 contributions
May 2021 • Family
We stopped in here during our recent trip to San Antonio. Although the small visitor’s center was not open due to Covid, the grounds were open as well as the church.

I took some amazing photos here. The architecture is just gorgeous. There’s a small shrine located off to the side of the building that is also worth a look. For the buildings, you can go inside not only the church but in a few rooms of the old sections.

In the church, make sure you walk all the way to the back; there are two additional rooms that visitors can go in. Most people stayed in the front of the church and missed the two extra rooms.

Visiting the mission is free. Keep in mind it’s still an active church so being quiet and respectful is a good idea.
Written May 8, 2021
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Bob G
Grand Rapids, MI44 contributions
Mar 2022
After visiting all 5 of the Old Spanish Missions along the San Antonio River, I thought this was less impressive than some of the others. The church is the best preserved of the Missions, but that is all that remains of the original compound. The other missions have more structures than just the church standing.
Written April 2, 2022
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GeneralShamu
New York City, NY768 contributions
May 2021
Great mission to see but it was nowhere near where San José stands in comparison. You probably only need 30-45 minutes here. Sometimes there are weddings taking place here, at least there was one when we were there (in the pouring rain)
Written May 21, 2021
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Anne O
Argyle, TX3,747 contributions
Oct 2021
As is true of all the missions, Mission Concepcion offers a great glimpse into how life was like several hundred years ago. It documents the relationship between Spanish settlers and Native Americans. The church is well preserved and very beautiful. A former living area is fairly well intact, too.
Written November 1, 2021
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