Mission Concepcion
Mission Concepcion
4.5
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
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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  • subterranean_jack
    523 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful old mission
    This was the only mission I had time to visit while in the San Antonio area, and I was fortunate to pick the right one. The entire structure is in very good shape, especially the interior. A free tour was provided and was really interesting. Beautiful old place. Worth the visit!
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 29 June 2023
  • Ronald B
    Arlington, Virginia3,612 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The Mission Conception
    I once visited Mission Conception as a child with my aunt and uncle. It was established by Franciscan Friars as the Mission Nuestra Señora de la Purísima Concepción de Acuña (also Mission Concepción) in 1711. Mission Concepción is the oldest unrestored stone church in America. Its beauty, elegance, and presence has lasted 300 years. To go inside is to enjoy and to “feel” the beauty of the church. I enjoyed my long-awaited return.
    Visited October 2022
    Written 25 July 2023
  • Arielle
    Mobile, Alabama130 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nice historical site!
    Visited Mission Concepcion after visiting the Alamo. It was great getting to see a historic site and learning a little bit more about the culture and how religion was shaped, along with bringing in Native Americans. I also find it interesting that the Missions still have Mass regularly. Lastly, a lot of the paintings on the walls inside have been preserved. After going inside the church, I visited the gift shop and café which was very convenient.
    Visited April 2024
    Travelled solo
    Written 15 April 2024
  • Garfieldluvr
    Denver, Colorado959 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful Mission!
    Mission Concepcion was one of my favorite missions. Mass was in session, so we could not view the inside, but the outside seems the prettiest part anyways. Make sure you make the time for this mission.
    Visited April 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 19 April 2024
  • California_momofsix
    1,123 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Most original mission with beautiful colorful interior
    Of all five San Antonio missions, this was my favorite on the inside. The interior of the mission church is colorful and beautiful. I believe this mission was the most original (vs. restored in the 1930s) There are several panels explaining what you are seeing. Free parking and not crowded. Definitely worth a stop. Entirely free.
    Visited April 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 8 June 2024
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California_momofsix
Fairfield1,123 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
Of all five San Antonio missions, this was my favorite on the inside. The interior of the mission church is colorful and beautiful. I believe this mission was the most original (vs. restored in the 1930s) There are several panels explaining what you are seeing. Free parking and not crowded. Definitely worth a stop. Entirely free.
Written 8 June 2024
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Cynthia U
Dallas, TX945 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Friends
This is a gorgeous mission. The restoration is excellent and the grounds are well maintained. Best to see on a tour to get all the historical information.
Written 24 April 2024
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Garfieldluvr
Denver, CO959 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
Mission Concepcion was one of my favorite missions. Mass was in session, so we could not view the inside, but the outside seems the prettiest part anyways. Make sure you make the time for this mission.
Written 19 April 2024
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Arielle
Mobile, AL130 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Solo
Visited Mission Concepcion after visiting the Alamo. It was great getting to see a historic site and learning a little bit more about the culture and how religion was shaped, along with bringing in Native Americans. I also find it interesting that the Missions still have Mass regularly. Lastly, a lot of the paintings on the walls inside have been preserved. After going inside the church, I visited the gift shop and café which was very convenient.
Written 16 April 2024
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Chris W
Corpus Christi, TX72 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Couples
Ranger was cool. Mission was awesome. The old guy in the church telling us the history was a little too intense and not very friendly. Heads up on that.
Written 5 November 2023
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Ronald B
Arlington, VA3,612 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022
I once visited Mission Conception as a child with my aunt and uncle. It was established by Franciscan Friars as the Mission Nuestra Señora de la Purísima Concepción de Acuña (also Mission Concepción) in 1711. Mission Concepción is the oldest unrestored stone church in America. Its beauty, elegance, and presence has lasted 300 years. To go inside is to enjoy and to “feel” the beauty of the church. I enjoyed my long-awaited return.
Written 25 July 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

subterranean_jack
Phoenix523 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Solo
This was the only mission I had time to visit while in the San Antonio area, and I was fortunate to pick the right one. The entire structure is in very good shape, especially the interior. A free tour was provided and was really interesting. Beautiful old place. Worth the visit!
Written 29 June 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

C8281XNjt
Boise, ID22 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023
Full of History!
If you like Missions, you must see the Missions on the Trail. Well worth the walk through.
Written 19 June 2023
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Bon09
Riner, VA115 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023
This was our favorite. Take the time to go to the missions , read about them and what the history is they each hold.
Written 28 April 2023
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Robert S
Lawrence, KS2,668 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023
Mission Concepcion is the northern most mission in the park, while The Alamo is north of it, but not in the park.
The mission church is the oldest unrestored stone church in America. It stands as it did centuries ago. Most of it's decorations have faded, but some of the original frescos are still visible. It is nice that this mission has been left in it's historic state for all of us to see.
Written 26 April 2023
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