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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.
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115 W Main Plz, San Antonio, TX 78205-2718
+1 210-227-1297
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Reviewed yesterday

San Fernando Cathedral was founded in 1731, the oldest in Texas and among the oldest in the US. It was the church from which Santa Anna flew the “no quarter” flag telling the Alamo defenders he would kill everyone and take no prisoners. Remains of...More

Thank Sightsee_Eat
Reviewed 2 days ago

My wife and I enjoy visiting churches when we travel and so stopped here for a chance to sit quietly in the coolness and relax. We left more content and centered and ready to continue our touring. While this church is not as ornate as...More

Thank Newton72
Reviewed 2 days ago

Best thing I did while in San Antonio! CHeck the website for hours--usually tuns a few nights/week at 9, 9:30 and 10 pm. Easily reached by the river walk (about a block away and you can see the church for direction). HIghly recommended.

Thank sazoram
Reviewed 3 days ago

At 9:00, 9:30, and 10:00 a laser light presentation os projected on the exterior walls of the church. It presents the history of Texas, San Antonio, and faces of important people of Texas. The progression of each segment is amazing. The show is free and...More

Thank Diane B
Reviewed 5 days ago

I have visited this cathedral several times as I attend mass there at least once a year during Christmas. This cathedral has a historical story along with the building. It is a must see establishment when you visit San Antonio, Texas.

Thank rogeliog421
Reviewed 1 week ago

The construction of the cathedral began in the 1730s, as soon as the Spanish settlers arrived. It is therefore a historical monument, not only for San Antonio but for the whole of the United States. Completed in 1750, it is the oldest cathedral in the...More

Thank Patrick D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A must see for any visitor. One of the oldest church in America. Awesome architecture and murals. They a have small gift shop, but don't remember the hours of operation.

Thank davidgZ8828KV
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Most interesting!! So much history!! Beautiful setting!! Millions in gold displayed in the front of church!!! A must see!!

Thank Diane C
Reviewed 1 week ago

There is a free sound and lights show projected on the front of the cathedral on Fri-Sunday and Tuesday nights at 9, 9:30 and 10 pm. It is crazy awesome. We always take visitors there and they are blown away.

1  Thank sandyliwang
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is historic and beautiful. Pope John Paul visited here and blessed the place-- so it was given a great face-lift. All questions of idolatry aside, the Christian Art (including the sculptures) is impressive. The bones of Davy Crocket and William Travis are in an...More

Thank T3457ROjerryh
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Aimee P
17 September 2017|
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Response from John C | Reviewed this property |
Yes. It is not too far from the Riverwalk, in what is called the Main Square. I felt very safe. It is worth seeing. Enjoy!!
Sarah M
21 August 2017|
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Response from Issar99 | Reviewed this property |
Yes. Alamo and San Fernando cathedral are two separate buildings.
Lety M
1 May 2017|
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Response from Rachel Y | Reviewed this property |
The following should answer your question re days and times of light show. French artist Xavier de Richemont stands before San Fernando Cathedral as his visual art, called '€œSan Antonio|The Saga,' is projected on... More