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“Grand old mission”
Review of Mission Concepcion

Mission Concepcion
Ranked #15 of 225 things to do in San Antonio
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Owner description: This 200-year-old Franciscan mission at the very heart of the Mission Trail was originally built against claims of French colonization.
Reviewed July 14, 2013

We were encouraged to visit the other missions in San Antonio on our visit. This was the first visit we made and were very impressed by how well preserved the mission is. While there are no tours available, there is a park ranger on site to help answer any questions you may have. I would encourage you to visit the other missions, as they are only 3 miles or 4.8 km apart. The mission still holds services and reverence is encouraged. There are several educational plaques around the mission to provide further insight into the grand old mission.

They have restored some of the interior glory this mission once provided to patrons. Upon gazing at the splendid colors, you will occasionally see a "dull" color on the wall. This is the original structure that has been left un-restored to provide a glimpse of what it looked like back when the mission was first built.

The restrooms are by the visitor's center.

Thank Shippie20
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Reviewed July 13, 2013

I loved this mission. It was the second one of a three mission tour. It is rather small, but there is an Indian guy in there playing the flute and giving you information about the mission. You get a fabulous explanation of the blend of the Indian and catholic beliefs as depicted on the walls of the mission. Just beautiful!

Thank RuthV714
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Reviewed July 13, 2013

worth the stop and time. Grounds nicely kept, staff friendly and informative. Buildings still in use as an active church with parishioners.

Thank floridagal893
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Reviewed July 8, 2013

I have visited many of the California missions. I was delighted with a stop at the Mission Concepcion on the way to seeing the Alamo. There are 5 missions (if you included the Alamo) in San Antonio each just a few miles from one another. Concepcion is a active church and there is no admission fee.

Thank Chmielel
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Reviewed July 8, 2013

The Mission Concepcion is one of the best kept secrets in San Antonio. Everyone talks about the Alamo, but Mission Concepcion is a must-see, can't miss attraction. You really get a good history lesson on San Antonio and the Catholic church. There's a brief movie detailing the historical perspective of the Mission. The church itself is very grand. You can sit inside the chapel. Pay attention to the walls. Much of it has beautiful engraving on them that's worth a photo op. Don't forget about the rose shrine near the far end. It is very spiritual and recommended as a place of prayer.

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