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San Fernando De Bexar Cathedral

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“alamo heroes”(64 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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115 W Main Plz, San Antonio, TX 78205-2718
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All reviews light show alamo heroes laser show buried here the stained glass windows beautiful inside main plaza william travis old church attend mass davy crockett sunday mass active church united states mariachi mass gift shop lots of history
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Add this to your “must see” in San Antonio. World-renowned artist Xavier de Richemont has created a video art presentation that projects on the front of the cathedral. This is the only place in the US you can see his work. The images depict the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank valann316
Reviewed 1 week ago

They do a laser light show most nights and it is fantastic - we loved it and know you will too. Great cathedral

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Greg P
Reviewed 1 week ago

This Mission is Fabulous! It has it all. Beautiful timelessness outside with the building being added to at different times. The inside takes your breath away. Hand carved, gold leaf and awesome relics adorn this living church. When I was inside I could feel the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank 715annt
Reviewed 1 week ago

This spectacular Cathedral is a must see! Begin by visiting the magnificent interior where lies the remains of three most notable men in our history. Stay to attend services in the morning, or concert in the evening. Then venture outside where a spectacular light show...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I love the history and peaceful serenity of this sanctuary. It is in the heart of San Antonio and has a nice plaza. It also has a quaint gift shop next to it.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank thespanishvoice
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Historical landmark worth taking a stroll on the grounds. Food trucks does a pitstop here so you can grab a bite as well. Chairs & tables seem a permanent fixture on the grounds, so one can also sit & chill out here.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank EmbracetheUnknown
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The front of the church was the highlight, being in the middle of the city, this old church does not fit in at all but as soon as you come by it, it seems as if you are exploring an old European city.

Date of experience: November 2018
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was fortunate to be able to attend an interfaith service here while visiting San Antonio. There is also a spectacular light show at the Cathedral on certain evenings each week!

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank 0325johanna
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The San Fernando Cathedral is a beautiful and historic house of worship that is well worth visiting while in San Antonio. Found in the church are the alleged remains of the heroes of the Alamo. Photographs are permitted and, in fact, encouraged.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank CJTravelerTexas
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a beautiful old church housing the remains/ashes from the Alamo. You will want to tour during the day and return for the laser show at night. Check times and dates first though as it does not repeat every day or on the same...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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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 linna1 | Reviewed this property |
No it’s free and so breathtaking beautiful to see.