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Mission Nuestra Senora de la Purisma Concepcion de Acuna

Mission Concepcion, whose interpretive theme is "The Mission as a Religious Center," is one of the oldest unrestored stone churches in the United States.

The mission was established in 1731, and the present stone church took more than 20 years to complete.
Its massive twin towers still show traces of the brightly colored paintings that were used to attract the Indians to the missions.
Visible on the inside of the friary are original 18th century wall paintings illustrating colors that have been dramatically brought back to life through a recent National Park Service paint conservation effort.

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Source: San Antonio CVB, photos:Doug Wilson
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