San Antonio Missions & Market Square Tour

Thursday, April 23 - 2:00-5:30 pm
Thursday, March 26, 2015

Mission Concepcion$45 per person – by reservation, you can select this option when registering for the conference, or contact thernandez-andersen@lutheranservices.org.
Cost includes: first-class transportation, certified tour guide, applicable admission fees, taxes, gratuities. 

Extend your Annual Conference experience for an afternoon and explore the picturesque San Antonio Missions and Market Square shops for traditional Mexican handicrafts.

The San Antonio area is renowned for its natural and cultural history. In addition to the Alamo, there are multiple historic missions that provide an opportunity to explore the heritage of our nation’s Spanish Colonial past and the lives of the mission communities and the indigenous people who inhabited the area. 

Your tour includes:

    • Tour of Mission San Jose, known as the “Queen of the Missions,” this is the largest of the San Antonio missions and was almost fully restored to its original design in the 1930s by the Works 
    • Projects Administration. It is home to “Rosa’s Window,” considered one of the finest pieces of Spanish Colonial ornamentation in the country.
    • Tour of San Juan Capistrano mission, which was originally founded in eastern Texas in 1716 and then transferred to its present location on the banks of the San Antonio River in 1731.

    • Tour of Mission Concepcion (full name: Mission Nuestra Señora de la Purisima Concepción de Acuña), America’s oldest unrestored stone church (pictured). This handsome stone church was established in 1731 and dedicated in 1755, and appears very much as it did more than two centuries ago.
    • Cap your tour with a visit to Market Square, a traditional shopping district in downtown San Antonio and the largest Mexican shopping center in the city. Explore the wares at the many shops and stands and take in the sights, sounds and colors of this historic part of the city. 

San Antonio Market Square

You’re welcome to stay as long as you like at Market Square, which is located near the Hyatt Regency, or return to the hotel on the bus. The bus is scheduled to return to the Hyatt by 5:30 p.m.  Tour conducted by Destination: San Antonio

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