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San Fernando De Bexar Cathedral

115 W Main Plz, San Antonio, TX 78205-2718
+1 210-227-1297
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This cathedral was built in 1873 to replace the original founded more than one hundred years earlier.
  • Excellent72%
  • Very good23%
  • Average3%
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115 W Main Plz, San Antonio, TX 78205-2718
Downtown
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I loved the white spires of San Fernando across from Main St. Plaza, and entered the cool Adobe cathedral. On the left entrance is the tomb of three Americans, Davy Crockett, Daniel Boone and Travis, who died at the Alamo. Pope John Paul 2 visited...More

1  Thank Elizabeth P
Reviewed 4 days ago

I loved the beautiful interior and stunning sanctuary but mostly the fact that it has been so wonderfully preserved.

Thank Maxine R
Reviewed 4 days ago

A must see is the 24 minute laser show in the evening! It is absolutely beautiful. It tells the story of San Antonio. Check their schedule for the days and times.

Thank Cali2514
Reviewed 6 days ago

The Cathedral was within walking distance of our hotel and was simply awe inspiring. A small café called Poblanos located on the grounds was very good.

Thank ROBERT D
Reviewed 1 week ago

I'd encourage anyone who can get there to view this very artistic presentation showing this summer. You can find information on line.

Thank CostaRicaBirder
Reviewed 1 week ago

A bride (or model?) was having her photo taken while we were there, so it was difficult to get a good photo without her in it. (She was beautiful!) We did not go in, as we didn't want to disrupt the photo shoot. Hard to...More

Thank volleygirl44
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The outdoor light show at San Fernando should not be missed.and it is free. The Cathedral located in downtown San Antonio is beautiful inside and out. It is also the burial sight of some of the hero's of the Alamo.

1  Thank Jo Ann T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This cathedral is very poor against the European cathedrals, the statues are small and the church viewed poor

Thank Dirk B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lots of history to see. Can stay there a long time just seeing everything. It was not crowded at all when we went. Recommend it to everyone to go and see.

1  Thank dbaker121
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Don't miss a quick visit to this church. Although the interior isn't as ornate as St. Joseph's it has many interesting architectural and historic feature, including crypts of previous parishioners. Again, please be respectful as this is an active church, and as such is sacred...More

Thank jim6918
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Lety M
Is the light show year round?
1 May 2017|
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Response from Rachel Y | Reviewed this property |
The following should answer your question re days and times of light show. French artist Xavier de Richemont stands before San Fernando Cathedral as his visual art, called '€œSan Antonio|The Saga,' is projected on... More
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Karen B
Will the light show be showing Dec 31 2016
28 December 2016|
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Response from LTMiranda | Reviewed this property |
It appears that there is a light show on New Year's weekend per Main Plaza website
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quinncrystal
Is there a light show today i was told it was called a posada
19 December 2016|
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Response from Gretchen P | Reviewed this property |
The light shows at the cathedral are Tuesdays , Fridays and Saturdays at 9:30 and 10:00 pm. A posada is something different. It is a parade that takes place during the Christmas holiday period.
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