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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.
  • Excellent73%
  • Very good22%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“light show” (305 reviews)
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115 W Main Plz, San Antonio, TX 78205-2718
Downtown
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+1 210-227-1297
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"light show"
in 305 reviews
"alamo heroes"
in 61 reviews
"laser show"
in 52 reviews
"buried here"
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"the stained glass windows"
in 17 reviews
"free light"
in 22 reviews
"beautiful inside"
in 23 reviews
"main plaza"
in 51 reviews
"william travis"
in 20 reviews
"old church"
in 33 reviews
"attend mass"
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"sunday mass"
in 18 reviews
"davy crockett"
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"active church"
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"united states"
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"mariachi mass"
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Reviewed 4 days ago

This was the best thing (yes better than the river walk) that we did in San Antonio. It was amazing. The video and music is a must see when you come visit.

Thank abitmo
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Very old church built in the 1800. Beautiful inside. I understand that Daniel Boone, Davey Crockett and Travis are buried at the cathedral. Church was within 3 blocks of hotel.

Thank Beatrice B
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Light show cancelled due to technical difficulties. Dirty public bathrooms. Chairs locked up with limited seating available. Warm night with restless kids around. What could be better?

Thank MattGrimes1967
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Reviewed 5 days ago

This historic cathedral is gorgeous on the inside and out. This was the church that President Kennedy visited the day before he was assassinated in Dallas in 1963. The cathedral's stained glass is beautiful. Such a special experience!

Thank Linda M
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This magnificent cathedral is massive and of a beautiful architecture. On certain nights of the week, they have a light show on the church and it is quite something to see. It hovers over the Main Plaza which is a park area with huge trees,...More

Thank Mary D
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have a love of architecture and art history. These two things come together wonderfully on an old Church. Stunning stained glass and beautiful alter. My children even enjoyed their art history lesson.

Thank 5Ttravels
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We had this attraction on the list but almost didn't go due to unforeseen circumstances. So glad we made it because it was the most amazing light show I have ever seen. The music and timing were perfect to the story. Very creative and unique.

Thank Becki C
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Went to the 9 pm laser show. Watching the history of San Antonio in lights was incredible. Definitely worth going if you are in town on a Tue, Fri or Sat.

Thank 682amyn
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped for a quick visit at the Cathedral of San Fernando on the Main Plaza in San Antonio. It is a nice active church (mind your manners) with historic significance. The stained glass windows are nice.

Thank TooOldtoRun
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We did not get a chance to go inside the cathedral, but we really enjoyed the light show they have on certain evenings. The light show provide a history of the area and the church makes a great backdrop.

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kingnothing69
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
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keltrinswife
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
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RitaJ2008
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
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