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San Fernando De Bexar Cathedral: Tours & Tickets

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This cathedral was built in 1873 to replace the original founded more than one hundred years earlier.
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115 W Main Plz, San Antonio, TX 78205-2718
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Reviewed 2 days ago

I enjoyed looked at the beautiful artwork. If you want to light a candle in memory of someone, you purchase them for $3.50 next door to the gift shop.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Toot1963
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The San Fernando light show is awesome. I did not tour inside the cathedral. I visited in July and the show lasted about 30 min and there were about 200+ people watching. The light show projects images onto the cathedral facade in concert with explosive...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank cathy k
Reviewed 5 days ago

Have gone here for several years at the holidays and it has been wonderful. Great location and easy to get to. They have a wonderful holiday display on every year and we just love going to see it. See you soon!

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank LindaWool
Reviewed 5 days ago

No light show on Friday, Oct. 4 due to technical difficulties. We had checked with the Visitor Bureau and were told the show was operating. We also looked on the website which made no mention that the program was canceled. Did not appreciate making the...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank LetsGoDen
Reviewed 1 week ago

The remains of the. Alamo victims are here just inside the entrance. We saw the blessing of the law enforcement animals by the Archbishop. Inside fixtures are gorgeous..

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank trojan77
Reviewed 1 week ago

The music and light show is a must to visit! We loved it. They have benches to sit and admire this visual treat.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Shilpa S
Reviewed 1 week ago

A great 30 minute multi-media on the dark facade of San Fernando Cathedral with the use of lazers wonderful.....A great and entertaining historical presentation of San Antonio. And the best is the price to see this spectacle+++FREE!!!!!

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Spurscity
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We happened to arrive while they were in the middle of Sunday service. It would have been nice to walk around and enjoy the interior.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Richard B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The inside is as beautiful as the light show outside. I found the light show told a story and it was amazing. the colors were so bright and you could make out the pictures so clearly. I highly recommend you see this.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank maryfrannlsn
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We enjoyed this light show so much that we went back to see it again the next night. Beautiful light show against a dark sky and the warm summer evening weather made it a perfect late night activity. So colorful and lively! Highly recommended for...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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5 June 2019|
Response from shields1954 | Reviewed this property |
I didn’t see any. The area is flat but the entrance to the cathedral is probably too narrow for a wheelchair. I would call the ticket booth/ gift shop to ask. I’m sorry I can’t be more specific.
18 February 2018|
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Response from karrots | Reviewed this property |
There wasn’t parking right at this plaza, but the nearest lot (at 205 W. Nueva Street, San Antonio) is pretty close (within 5 mins) and a pretty level easy walk.. You might get lucky and find some good nearby street... More
6 January 2018|
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Response from T7190HDlisab | Reviewed this property |
You can walk there from the Riverwalk. It’s approximately 2.5 blocks. The light show is free and open to the public. It is displayed on Tuesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 9:00 pm, 9:30 pm and 10:00 pm and lasts 24... More