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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” (321 reviews)
“alamo heroes” (62 reviews)
“laser show” (51 reviews)
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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
Downtown
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+1 210-227-1297
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"light show"
in 321 reviews
"alamo heroes"
in 62 reviews
"laser show"
in 51 reviews
"buried here"
in 19 reviews
"the stained glass windows"
in 18 reviews
"beautiful inside"
in 24 reviews
"main plaza"
in 53 reviews
"jim bowie"
in 47 reviews
"old church"
in 36 reviews
"attend mass"
in 17 reviews
"sunday mass"
in 18 reviews
"active church"
in 26 reviews
"united states"
in 29 reviews
"mariachi mass"
in 18 reviews
"gift shop"
in 39 reviews
"lots of history"
in 17 reviews
"texas history"
in 21 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I tried to give this 5 stars but the 5th button wouldn't work. This is agorgeousl place! Service is beautiful and the lights after dark are incredible. If you're in the area, do stop by.

Thank Doris W
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I was lucky to visit San Antonio during the time that there was a light exhibition on the church. It was beautiful, the church is located near the downtown area within a small park where you can relax, grab a bite from the food truck...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

It is a lovely place to visit with a gift shop and a nice sitting area outside the church. The inside has a Large Golden Tabernacle, in the back of the Altar, where Catholics Believe to be especially HOLY and a wonderful place to pray...More

Thank Gracie V
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Reviewed 1 week ago

What a beautiful cathedral. We unfortunately could not attend the light show so that will have to be done on my next trip to San Antonio. You can catch the cathedral on the hop on and off bus tour.

Thank zetagirl22
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Reviewed 1 week ago

It is a very beautiful church with a lot of history. In the center of downtown San Antonio and near the Riverwalk. There is a ghost tour at night which includes the cathedral. There is also a beautiful plaza in front of the cathedral.

Thank Gilbert V
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just a beautiful cathedral where you feel a calm presence just entering it. Don’t miss the wonderful laser light show in the evening. Entire history of Texas in sound and images. Just spectacular

Thank JBP-Raleigh
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Go see it in the daytime to see the inside. Go in the evening to see the lazer light show as they put the history of San Antonio to music.

Thank arjjj
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

So special to be in a place that has seen so much history. Highly recommend you going there. You can see the actual bullet holes in the walls, there is a tomb in the church and a very nice gift store that you can purchase...More

Thank monkeysmom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

beautiful cathedral in the daytime and light show at night was amazing. a must see the end a day of sightseeing,

Thank edgj
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The laser light show is very cool. Its something different and I'm glad we went to the show. The church is beautiful inside and out.

Thank Ruby G
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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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