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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%
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115 W Main Plz, San Antonio, TX 78205-2718
115 W Main Plz, San Antonio, TX 78205-2718
+1 210-227-1297
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited the cathedral to see the free light show at night. It was beautiful and a different type of show. We really enjoyed it

Thank Nydia B
Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife wanted to visit all the old Catholic churches in San Antonio. Upon arrival, I saw the vessel housing the big Alamo 3 and others. This was also the site where Gen Santa Ana resided during the Alamo siege. This church radiates history!

Thank ronaldkeithf
Reviewed 1 week ago

You can go in and look around - very beautiful. On certain nights there is a laser show on the front of the church. Is cool to see - takes about 25 minutes

Thank Jeanne S
Reviewed 1 week ago

We watched a beautiful light show that is reflected on the Cathedral. My 10 year old grandson was able to comment on all of the history connected with our country. It was impressive!!

Thank JCarrabba
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is one of the prettiest cathedrals in Northern America. It is located at the main plaza and there is not a lot to see here outside of the cathedral. I highly recommend making the effort to see this both during the day and night....More

Thank BZimm08
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I went for mass during my visit, and the choir sang beautifully. In the main altar, they displayed the 4 apostles who have written the bible, who are Matthew, Mark, Luke & John. I have heard that the exterior of the cathedral usually has laser...More

Thank CoCoLau
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Arriving in San Antonio on Halloween, it was the 1st place in San Antonio I sought out after settling in at our lodging place at King William Manor in the King William District so I could attend Mass for All Saint's Day the next day....More

Thank Stephen G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a wonderful Cathedral. We went during the day to go in but returned for the evening show outside. It is only on Tuesdays, Friday's & Saturdays so planning was involved. It was a beautiful show.

Thank Nikki V
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We are Catholic and attended Mass in the Cathedral but you don't have to be Catholic or even Christian to appreciate the beauty of the old main altar and the historic significance of this church. The church has a marker on the floor that marks...More

Thank BoilerMakerBob
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

No trip is ever complete without a visit to the local Cathedral. It is a moment that I look forward to with anticipation. And the moment was here, on a cold December morning in San Antonio. No matter what religious orientation you have, take a...More

Thank Viajera048
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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
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
Tracy T
5 October 2017|
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Response from JarzenAtl | Reviewed this property |
The light show is at 9, 9:30 and 10pm on Tuesday, Thurs, Friday, Sat and Sun. There is no "tour" of the cathederal that I know of, it is pretty much self guided. Times are during the day..believe open like 9 to 5. Sundays... More