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  • Address: 807 Mission Road, San Antonio, TX 78210, USA

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Mission Conception Tours

This mission was originally established in 1716 as Nuestra Señora de la Purísima Concepción de los Hainais in East Texas with the purpose of converting  local Native Americas to Christianity. It was moved to San Antonio in 1731, and today stands as the best preserved of the Texas missions. An interesting fact about these missions is they were not churches but Indian towns with the church as the focus where Native Americans learned to become Spanish citizens -- a process that required becoming Catholic.

Visiting the site today, you’ll get a clear sense of what mission life was like hundreds of years ago. It’s also interesting to take in the stone building with its Spanish Colonial architecture. Notice the intricate Renaissance details, colorful Moorish designs, Romanesque attributes and gothic arches. On the grounds, you can still see the quarry from which the Native Americans collected the stone to build the mission. The preserved church is now an active parish where you can attend services and hear the choir sing beautiful Spanish songs. While much of the facade’s geometrical designs have faded, you can still view original symbolic and decorative frescos in several of the rooms. The most well-known fresco resides on the convento room ceiling, thought to be a rendering of God as a mestizo.

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San Antonio: The Grand Historic City Tour, San Antonio, null
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 2 ADMISSION : 5

San Antonio: The Grand Historic City Tour

4 star rating: Recommended 3 Reviews

Tour includes the confluence of cultures that make San Antonio unique. Includes exciting narrative w/sound effects about historical sites & and significant ...  Read more

Location: San Antonio, Texas
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $109.00
Small-Group World Heritage San Antonio Missions Tour with Guide, San Antonio, Full-day Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 2 ADMISSION : 5

Small-Group World Heritage San Antonio Missions Tour with Guide

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 4 Reviews

The 3-hour San Antonio Missions tour will provide an insider look at what life was like in the 18th century, and how these important religious sites have ...  Read more

Location: San Antonio, Texas
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $30.00
Half Day San Antonio Afternoon Grand Historic Tour, San Antonio, Historical & Heritage Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 2 ADMISSION : 5

Half Day San Antonio Afternoon Grand Historic Tour

4.5 star rating: Recommended 3 Reviews

This is Part 2 of a two part grand overview of San Antonio, it's 300 year history, confluence of cultures .and architecture. This tour makes 3 stops.

Location: San Antonio, Texas
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $65.00
San Antonio Electric Scooter Tour to Mission Concepcion, San Antonio, Half-day Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 2 ADMISSION : 5

San Antonio Electric Scooter Tour to Mission Concepcion

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 1 Review

Discover more of San Antonio with a guided, 2-hour tour on a new, state-of-the-art electric scooter. This is the only motorized tour to the incredible site of ...  Read more

Location: San Antonio, United States
Duration: 2 hours

From USD $55.00

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