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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” (273 reviews)
“alamo heroes” (55 reviews)
“laser show” (41 reviews)
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115 W Main Plz, San Antonio, TX 78205-2718
+1 210-227-1297
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The oldest continuously functioning religious church in Texas. Gorgeous outside and inside. This is where Travis, Crockett and Bowie are buried. Definitely worth viewing. Walkable from the riverwalk or one of the stops on the hop on/hop off bus rides.

Thank travelinbuddies
Reviewed yesterday

This is a film projection show. Unique because there are 2 cameras each showing 1/2 of the picture. It portrays the history of San Antonio showing the many, many influences from different cultures. Early native Americans, Mexicans, Spanish, German and other Europeans. Many of the...More

Thank leonardoneill
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Beautiful building with a rich history. The laser show art installation was the highlight of our trip. Don't miss it! A must see for all ages. And it's free!

Thank UNLVLawRebel
Reviewed 2 days ago

The laser show at night was spectacular and shouldn't be missed, although it was not well publicized. We heard about it from some other visitors and then checked out the Cathedral's website and the internet to get an explanation of the history behind the show....More

Thank FrequentTraveler2010
Reviewed 2 days ago

Beautiful place and the architecture is astounding! We were honored to be able to enter and view the church. Such a sacred piece of history.

Thank 281cynthiam
Reviewed 2 days ago

This is such a short stroll from the Riverwalk there really is no excuse not to visit. It is truly beautiful and historic - inside and out. We were lucky enough to see a wedding during the time we were there. Everyone was so happy...More

Thank Tom-in-CT
Reviewed 1 week ago

This cathedral holds the remains of Travis, Bowie and Crockett. It's interior is beautiful. During the evening hours, there is a projection show on the cathedral explaining significant events of San Antonio.

Thank vakayplannerPa
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited the Cathedral on a Tuesday, what an amazing building, on the way out we were told about the laser show, we returned that night, and had 25 minutes of amazement. Was captured from start to finish. Three shows a night, weather permitting on a...More

Thank Alan D
Reviewed 1 week ago

Amazing to see this bit of history snuggled in between the essential day to day activities of the courthouse across the street. Easy access by VIA - bus has A/C - Wifi - friendly drivers. - look up at the VIA sign and text the...More

Thank Lori M
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went specifically for The Saga artistic display on a Saturday night at 9pm (also at 9:30pm and 10:00pm on Fri/Sat/Sun and I think Tue nights). It was incredible I thought and lasted 24 minutes. It was an artistic display set to music and covered...More

Thank LondonLee
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Tracy T
5 October 2017|
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Response from CvanHeerden | Reviewed this property |
We went to the info centre close to the Alamo to ask...I presume it depends on sunset times etc. The starting times will vary through the year depending on the time of sunset. Laser show have to wait for the dark! 😏
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.