Exploring San Antonio, TX
Trip Start May 01, 2013
186Trip End May 01, 2014
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Our next stop was Mission Concepcion. This is the oldest unrestored stone church in our Nation today. It is quite large and you are free to go inside to the chapel and see what is left of the fresco drawings from the 1700's
The Mission San Jose has had and is still undergoing restoration. It is famous for the "Rose Window" where the Priests would come and open up the window and meet the partitioners. This Mission was praised for its unique church architecture an the rich fields and pastures that surrounded it. It was often called, "Queen of the Missions". The massive stone walls surrounding the mission were for protection and defense. Mission residents learned to use firearms to fend off Comanche and Apache raids.
It's been so great to see so many historical sites along the way, and we are not done yet! Stay tuned...
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