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San Fernando De Bexar Cathedral

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Address: 115 W Main Plz, San Antonio, TX 78205-2718
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14:00 - 17:00
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Sun 08:30 - 15:30
Mon - Fri 14:00 - 17:00
Mon - Sat 09:00 - 13:00
Sat 14:00 - 18:00
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This cathedral was built in 1873 to replace the original founded more than...

This cathedral was built in 1873 to replace the original founded more than one hundred years earlier.

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One of the most moving and impressive cathedrals I have ever been through.

This is one of the most impressive churches I have gone through. I myself, have been through it countless times with visitors, and my family members. I would highly recommend... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is one of the most impressive churches I have gone through. I myself, have been through it countless times with visitors, and my family members. I would highly recommend this cathedral anyone visiting San Antonio.

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Morristown, New Jersey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I took a long walk around San Antonio and ended up at the Cathedral. The plaza in front reminded me of Spain. Beautiful place and it was interesting to see the graves of the Alamo heroes, Travis, Crockett and Bowie. Nice quick history stop.

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San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

You will love the San Fernando Square that surrounds the church. There are vendors of all sorts and shops near by. This is my hometown and all of this is new and a "must do" when in town. You can walk here from the riverwalk. There is also a laser lightshow called "The Saga" every Tue-Fri-Sat-Sun starting at 9-930- or... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Beautiful Church, stay for Mass. Gift shop A+> right in center of town just off interesting stretch of riverwalk

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San Antonio, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is a beautiful historic cathedral in downtown San Antonio. The remains of Bowie, Travis and Crockett are laid to rest here. On Tues, Fri. Sat & Sun during most months there is a light show at night on the outside of the Cathedral. It is called San Antonio/the Saga and was developed by a French artist named Richemont. I... More 

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Rockport, Texas, USA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This cathedral is beautiful. When I first found out that remains of Alamo heroes rested here, I began planning a visit. We connected the visit to our annual San Antonio Christmas Day trip this year. I was mostly concerned with seeing the memorial, but was then delighted to find that I could actually walk in the cathedral and tour it.... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The oldest church building in Texas (over 281 years old) and the first church founded in San Antonio. The cathedral is the site of multiple ceremonies such as baptisms, weddings, and funerals as well as mass (including televised services), adoration, and reconciliation throughout the week which are attended by thousands of residents. There is an adjacent gift shop. Located in... More 

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Waco, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The gold leaf back of the altar is beautiful. The rest of the cathedral is so non-assuming. It is very nice and they have night light shows offered. Stop in and also don't forget that the remains of Travis, Bowie, Crockett and others from the Alamo are at the Cathedral.

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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

San Fernando is a beautiful Cathedral, with ongoing Mass and lots of historical significance. It is not, however, the oldest Cathedral in America. That designation belongs to St. Louis Cathedral (first build in New Orleans, La. in 1719). The San Fernando Cathedral is also the resting place of Texas legends Jim Bowie and Davy Crockett. It also played a role... More 

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I put this on our list for our Riverwalk weekend after stumbling across it on the web. Check it out at mainplaza.org. It plays at 9:00, 9:30, and 10:00 on Tuesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays. Unless a special event supersedes it. And it's FREE! Definitely visit The Alamo sometime prior to attending the light show if you aren't familiar with Texas... More 

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