Concepcion mission (1699), Bolivia. Photo Copyright by Geoffrey A. P. Groesbeck
Concepcion mission (1699), Bolivia. Photo Copyright by Geoffrey A. P. Groesbeck

Concepción Mission: Jesuit Missions of Chiquitos (Eastern Bolivia)

Written by Marco Ramerini. Photos by Geoffrey A. P. Groesbeck 

This mission is located in the town of Concepción which is located in Eastern Bolivia, about 280 km north-east of the city of Santa Cruz de la Sierra.

The mission of Concepción was founded in 1699 by the Jesuits Fr. Francisco Lucas Caballero and Fr. Francisco Herbás.

A few years after its foundation, precisely in 1704, the mission was abandoned. The Jesuits founded it back in 1709.

In 1712, the mission of Concepción was merged and re-established along with that of San Ignacio de Boococas.

In 1722 the mission was relocated again to its current location.

This mission is today a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Concepcion mission (1699), Bolivia. Photo Copyright by Geoffrey A. P. Groesbeck

Concepcion mission (1699), Bolivia. Photo Copyright by Geoffrey A. P. Groesbeck

Concepcion mission (1699), Bolivia. Photo Copyright by Geoffrey A. P. Groesbeck

Concepcion mission (1699), Bolivia. Photo Copyright by Geoffrey A. P. Groesbeck

Concepcion mission (1699), Bolivia. Photo Copyright by Geoffrey A. P. Groesbeck

Concepcion mission (1699), Bolivia. Photo Copyright by Geoffrey A. P. Groesbeck

Altar Mayor, Concepción mission, Bolivia. Photo Copyright by Geoffrey A. P. Groesbeck.

Altar Mayor, Concepción mission, Bolivia. Photo Copyright by Geoffrey A. P. Groesbeck.

Confesionario, Concepción mission, Bolivia. Photo Copyright by Geoffrey A. P. Groesbeck

Confesionario, Concepción mission, Bolivia. Photo Copyright by Geoffrey A. P. Groesbeck

Altar Mayor, Concepción mission, Bolivia. Photo Copyright by Geoffrey A. P. Groesbeck

Altar Mayor, Concepción mission, Bolivia. Photo Copyright by Geoffrey A. P. Groesbeck

Escalera, Concepción mission, Bolivia. Photo Copyright by Geoffrey A. P. Groesbeck

Escalera, Concepción mission, Bolivia. Photo Copyright by Geoffrey A. P. Groesbeck

Campanario, Concepción mission, Bolivia. Photo Copyright by Geoffrey A. P. Groesbeck

Campanario, Concepción mission, Bolivia. Photo Copyright by Geoffrey A. P. Groesbeck

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