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San Fernando De Bexar Cathedral

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Address: 115 W Main Plz, San Antonio, TX 78205-2718
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This cathedral was built in 1873 to replace the original founded more than...

This cathedral was built in 1873 to replace the original founded more than one hundred years earlier.

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Beautiful Architecture in a beautiful city

After living in Europe and touring many of the cathedrals, this holds its own with charm. It is an active parish so pay attention to Mass times. A side note is there is a Mexican... read more

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After living in Europe and touring many of the cathedrals, this holds its own with charm. It is an active parish so pay attention to Mass times. A side note is there is a Mexican cafe/restaurant associated with it not many know about.

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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The light show at night is quite a show. Mass on Sunday was very interesting. The remains of Travis, Crockett and Bowie are in the vesterbual...

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San Antonio, Texas
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A great spot to relax after a long walk on the San Antonio River Walk. Have a beer while watching the fountain and people walking around the plaza in front of the cathedral.

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This cathedral is beautiful on the inside as well as the outside. A point of interest is the coffin that claims to hold the ashes to Crockett, Travis & Bowie who were killed at the Alamo. It is located not far from the Riverwalk and should not be overlooked!

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Richmond, Virginia
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The cathedral is a beautiful Hispanic sacred space with a real sense of generations past offering a foundation for the current congregation.. Found a Black Madonna in the chancel.

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San Antonio, Texas, Usa
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

San Fernando Cathedral is the heart of the Archdiocese of San Antonio. A cultural gem,it marks the site of the original founding of this great city. It has a number of interesting features. The remains of the defenders of the Alamo are interred here. The baptismal font is a gift of the King of Spain. There is a small but... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

an active church it's indoor beauty is astounding. It also holds the remains of Crockett, Boone, and Travis in the left entry.

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Thank Mellen50
San Antonio, Texas
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This mission (church) was one of the first missions built in San Antonio. The church used to be in the original center of San Antonio back in the early 1700. The alter is just amazing and the history that it has is reflects is one to experience first hand. The remains of the Crockett, Bowie and Travis are found at... More 

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Germantown, Maryland
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We visited the cathedral in the day time as a stop on our Segway tour. It is so beautiful inside and out and maintains so much of the original architecture. It is still a place of worship, so it felt weird to take pictures although they do allow it. We got a good bit of history from Jack our tour... More 

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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

In the day time, take a moment of silence before the remains of the Heroes of the Alamo, in the southeast entrance. The interior rivals most European cathedrals. Just beautiful! Do not miss the light show! It is not every evening, so check dates and times. We went on Sunday evening at 9 pm. It is a wonderful, creative depiction... More 

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