Mission Concepcion is a historic church dating back to the early 18th century that sports an impressive Spanish Colonial architectural style. The mission is open for tours, and you'll find it largely unchanged from how it was in times past more than 2 centuries ago.

Anyone can enjoy a visit to this destination, though fans of history will especially love the feeling of getting transported back in time to this one-of-a-kind monument. Most visits last about an hour or 2, but you're free to take longer if you want to explore the entire property.

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Mission Concepcion highlights

When you visit Mission Concepcion, you'll notice its design and exterior before anything else. It is the oldest stone church in America that has been completely unrestored since its creation. Because of that, you won't be able to see the geometric designs that used to cover its surface, but several of the interior rooms still have frescos.

One of the more interesting aspects of this historical site is its precise solar alignment. The western entrance will line up perfectly around August 15th every year to create a double solar illumination event around sunset.

Good to know when visiting Mission Concepcion

Before you head to Mission Concepcion, there are a few factors to keep in mind. You're free to explore this old church at your own pace, but you can also get an audio tour online that you can play with your mobile device while you're there.

Visiting this church will put you close to several other local attractions. The Riverside Golf Course is just a short walk south. Head north a few miles, and you can reach the Blue Star Arts Complex where you'll find art galleries, shops, and eateries with a modern flair.

Mission Concepcion

Location: 807 Mission Rd, San Antonio, TX 78210, USA

Open: Daily from 9 am to 5 pm

Phone: +1 210-534-1540