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Presidio La Bahia

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Address: Goliad, TX
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+1 361-645-3752

Spanish fort built in 1749 and the site of a famous massacre.

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The best part of Golliad

This is beautiful and tragic! The chapel is beautiful. The walls are all up. Definitely a must stop on your Golliad tour. Don't forget angel and monuments behind it

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Tucson, Arizona
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Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This is beautiful and tragic! The chapel is beautiful. The walls are all up. Definitely a must stop on your Golliad tour. Don't forget angel and monuments behind it

Thank jmecarp
Beaumont, Texas
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264 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I believe this must be the most overlooked treasure in Texas. The whole Presidio was haunting, but especially the chapel where Fannin and the other 400 were held before being execute

Thank Carol F
Port Aransas, Texas
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16 reviews
8 attraction reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The church is beautiful the only regret I had it said to have silence on the sign a tour came in and the peace wasn't there other than that all was great places to sit bring water it can get very hot once out doors

Thank teddie476
Austin, Texas
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237 reviews
73 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After touring the presidio and hearing the story of the Texas Revolution and the Goliad Massacre told on this sacred ground, I regret that I didn't visit decades ago when I was actually teaching Texas history. The grounds, chapel, and fort are meticulously preserved. For anyone interested in the story of Texas, this site shouldn't be missed. I actually enjoyed... More 

Thank bohemian81
Austin, Texas
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173 reviews
54 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

La Bahia (you'll have to visit to find out why a place a long way from the ocean is called "The Bay") was restored by engaged local citizens who went the extra mile to ensure that what they did was in conformity with the place at the time presented. Amazingly, the Fort/Mission remain the property of the Catholic Church! There's... More 

Thank John H
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28 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 April 2017

1749 restored Spanish fort. Good museum. 1779 Catholic chapel. Amazing piece of history. A must see.

Thank Susan B
Rockwall, Texas
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25 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017

We rented the Priests quarters for a night. I locked us all out! My Bad! So if you go listen very carefully about how the locks on the doors work. The experience was great and it is a perfect stop on your way to corpus Christi. The sleeping quarters were not the best, But the place was built in the... More 

Thank Shirley_20101031
Cuero, Texas
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198 reviews
45 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 March 2017

We were at the Presidio for the annual Reenactment of the Goliad Massacre. The Presidio, an old Spanish fort remains in near perfect and original condition, due mainly to the fact that it escaped the battle, and being blown up in the Texas Revolution of 1836. Very busy on this weekend, with the Texas Army there. Visitors can actually rent... More 

Thank harrison9161
Houston, Texas
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17 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 March 2017

This is a history lovers paradise. I love the Alamo, but to be able to see a fort/mission with all its walls still standing is fantastic. It is a quiet and somber place, knowing the events that transpired there. There are markers around to point out historical events as well as a great little museum telling the history of the... More 

Thank fire26man
Beaumont, Texas
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112 reviews
45 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

This was an interesting piece of Texas history. The grounds and chapel were lovely to tour and nicely interpreted and maintained. This should be of interest to anyone interested in history or Texas history.

Thank AmiK2

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