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Mission Concepción

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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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807 Mission Road, San Antonio, TX, 78210
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Historic San Antonio Mission Guided Tour with Transportation

Historic San Antonio Mission Guided Tour with Transportation

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Visit some of the historical missions of San Antonio on this half-day tour. With a guide, you'll explore these heritage sites to learn about the history of the missions and their influences on the region, plus gain insight into their significance from a San Antonio local. This tour allows you to avoid the hassle of renting a car to reach these destinations so you can relax and enjoy a pre-planned tour.
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  • 4 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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Full-Day Historic City Tour of San Antonio

Full-Day Historic City Tour of San Antonio

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Discover the historic highlights of San Antonio on a tour that takes you to markets, parks, squares, eateries, and more. A great introduction to the city for first-time visitors, this tour gives you a chance to learn your way around San Antonio with a guide to navigate and narrate the journey. That way, you don’t have to worry about getting lost or missing any of the historic details.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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San Antonio Missions UNESCO World Heritage Site Tour

San Antonio Missions UNESCO World Heritage Site Tour

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This tour is the perfect way to see the missions and learn about the founding of San Antonio with its rich history and culture. Experience Spanish History, the Coahuiltecans, and the early southwest. Learn about the significance of San Antonio, San Pedro Springs, and the groups that came together to set the stage for the founding of the Presidio - San Antonio. Your experience starts downtown, see: the original La Villita; Main Plaza, San Fernando Cathedral, and Plaza de Armas. Travel along the San Antonio River to visit all the missions with stops at Concepcion, San Jose, San Juan, Espada, and the Espada Aqueduct. Tour ends at Mission San Antonio de Valero, famously known as the Alamo, or guest's hotel. Guaranteed Departures, Twice a Day! No minimum guest requirements.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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Half-Day Afternoon City Tour of Historic San Antonio

Half-Day Afternoon City Tour of Historic San Antonio

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Discover the confluence of cultures and historic events that shaped modern-day San Antonio on a 4-hour evening coach tour. Designed to complement the optional half-day morning tour for a complete overview of the city’s history, the tour makes three stops to points of interest including the Japanese Tea Garden, the UNESCO World Heritage–listed Mission Concepcion, San Jose and the Alamo(optional). Along the way, learn Texas trivia and enjoy live narration from a local guide.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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MISSIONS Vespa SiDeCaR Tour and Tacos

MISSIONS Vespa SiDeCaR Tour and Tacos

4 Missions 3 Wheels 2 Instax Pics... 1 Heck of a Good Time! The best way to see the only UNESCO World Heritage site in the great state of Texas is via a Modern Vespa SiDeCaR! We drive you on a tour to four of San Antonios’ Missions! With a born-and-raised-in-San-Antonio personal guide on hand to interpret, you will gain a better understanding of San Antonio’s heritage. We will have refreshments along the way and some tacos(San Antonio is a UNESCO designated city of gastronomy)! You will also receive 2 Instax Photos as a tangible reminder of you experience. This is an up-close look at all four Spanish Missions. These UNESCO World Heritage sites are all still active parishes. It’s definitely a must do while in San Antonio! * Weight limit - 230lbs/98kg-Per Person * Vehicle carries 1 guest in the SiDeCaR * Transportation back to Downtown San Antonio is provided from last mission
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$99.00
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Small-Group World Heritage San Antonio Missions Tour with Guide

Small-Group World Heritage San Antonio Missions Tour with Guide

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Explore the colonial past of Texas on a day trip to San Antonio Missions National Historical Park. Avoid the stress of navigating alone and instead relax on the ride to the four iconic missions, still standing as they were in the 1700s. Going with a guide ensures you learn more about Spanish colonization of native peoples than you might find in a guidebook.
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  • 3 hours
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