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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 Cathedral

Visited at night, so unfortunately did not get to see inside, but worth the walk to see if even just from the outside

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Washington, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Visited at night, so unfortunately did not get to see inside, but worth the walk to see if even just from the outside

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Ralston, Nebraska
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We went to the Cathedral for the light show that is displayed on the front of the church. It was absolutely beautiful!

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Tuesday night at 9 I visited the plaza to view the light show and learn about Texas. Wow! The story unfolds as the lights change. It was beautiful. Not sure how long the show lasted but it was lovely. Spectacular colors and very educational.

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Omaha, Nebraska
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The oldest cathedral in the United States, it predates the revolutionary war by several decades. Well preserved, free entry. This is the interment site of the Alamo heroes, as well as being a functioning Cathedral. Well worth a visit.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The entire area has been changed and my huge tree that used to welcome us with its towering height and wonderful foliage is nowhere to be found. In its place is a new plaza that no longer allows traffic in its immediate front area and had a tent w/a high school group selling some items for a fundraiser. San Antonio,... More 

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Picture Perfect, full of history. Offers mass through out the day in both English and Spanish. Gift shop available and if you go into see the priest he will bless you or any items that you want him to.

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Amarillo, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We were visiting family and they requested that we attend mass at the Cathedral. I was awe struck. So beautiful inside and out. Well worth yourf time to visit if only for an hour.

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Warrensburg, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The church was located fairly close to our hotel. We just happened to walk by, and then decided to take a look, and we were both glad we did. There is no fee (of course) to walk about. From my understanding this is the oldest church in Texas and it certainly doesn't look it. The place was very clean and... More 

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Cedar City, Utah, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This was a beautiful and amazing place. I was in a hurry and would have liked to have stayed longer to explore this cathedral. I would put this on your must see list!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Wonderful religious oasis on San Antonio's old main plaza. Probably quite restrained in ornamentation as 'Mexican' cathedrals go. One stone in the jewel of the crown of San Antonio's original centre.

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