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San Fernando De Bexar Cathedral

Opens in 14 min: 09:00 - 13:00, 14:00 - 17:00
Open today: 09:00 - 13:00, 14:00 - 17:00
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“alamo heroes”(62 reviews)
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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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Hours Today: 09:00 - 13:00, 14:00 - 17:00
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115 W Main Plz, San Antonio, TX 78205-2718
+1 210-227-1297
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Reviewed today

Several of the heroes of the Alamo are buried here. The inside is stunning. Worth the short walk over from the river walk.

Thank nicolejames8760
Reviewed yesterday

This is a must see while you visit San Antonio. Shows are on specific days of the week so check current information. First show begins at 9p and lasts about 35 minutes. Get there early. There are limited chairs and outdoor tables to use. If...More

Thank dadams623
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We visited the church in the afternoon and noted their is a video art in the evening. I can remember times were 9:30 and 10pm were the last. We watched the 10pm show on Sunday and it wasn’t crowded. It’s amazing.

Thank Mimi P
Reviewed 3 days ago

The tour bus stopped here to let the rest of the folks enjoy what we locals get to see all the time. It really makes you proud to show of our city and see the wonder in tourist eyes as they view our city.

Thank Texascouple9290
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We were in San Antonio last year and saw the laser show on the cathedral last year so this year the teenage grandkids decided the wanted to go see the cathedral in its original beauty. We sat and just discussed what it has been through...More

Thank Lisagtankersley
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The Saga is a wonderful laser light show on the cathedral walls. It has the history of San Antonio. Great show for all to see.

Thank sandrarM3672HG
Reviewed 1 week ago

We arrived at the Cathedral just as the Spanish mass was ending, and the Bishop and his entourage of priests came out into the plaza to greet the faithful. It was lovely to see the local folks in such a happy moment. Inside, many lingered...More

Thank Karen L
Reviewed 1 week ago

Art, architecture, history and a place for a prayer and reflection. Stop by this gorgeous cathedral or enjoy the plaza right in front of it. Feels like being in Europe.

Thank Ania K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have been intending to visit this church for several years, and finally made it. The exterior is beautiful, and the cathedral's bells playing add to the atmosphere. The historic and cultural aspect of the church is one tremendous reason to visit, and the other,...More

Thank Navigator718387
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful, active church in the middle of downtown. Try to see The Saga movie. projected on the building at night.

Thank JoyousAdventurer
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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 Lisa B | 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
17 December 2017|
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Response from Lisa B | Reviewed this property |
No, it’s free. Please be aware it is an active church site, so quiet, respect and sensitivity to the people who are there to pray is a must. We stood quietly in the back, then quietly took a peek at the ornate... More