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San Fernando De Bexar Cathedral

1402 reviews on TripAdvisor
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Open 24 Hours·12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
  • Mon:12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
  • Tue:12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
  • Wed:12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
  • Thu:12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
  • Fri:12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
  • Sat:12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
  • Sun:12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Although construction did not begin until 1749, this cathedral was established in 1731 by the Canary/Spanish Islanders, who sought to build their own place of w... more
Although construction did not begin until 1749, this cathedral was established in 1731 by the Canary/Spanish Islanders, who sought to build their own place of worship. It is the oldest cathedral sanctuary in the United States. The famous Alamo defender James Bowie was married here and during the siege of the Alamo Santa Anna used it as an observation post. Notable historic figures Bowie, William Travis and Davy Crockett are buried here. The cathedral still draws huge crowds for Mass and always welcomes visitors.... less
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  • jim6918
    6/2/2017
    Don't miss a quick visit to this church. Although the interior isn't as ornate as St. Joseph's it has many interesting architectural and historic feature, including crypts of previous parishioners. ... moreDon't miss a quick visit to this church. Although the interior isn't as ornate as St. Joseph's it has many interesting architectural and historic feature, including crypts of previous parishioners. Again, please be respectful as this is an active church, and as such is sacred ground.... less
  • Mary K
    6/1/2017
    The Sanctuary is beautiful and reverent. Inside the church there is a tomb which holds the remains of Alamo heroes. Do not miss the opportunity to visit this cathedral. If you purchase a hop-on-hop... moreThe Sanctuary is beautiful and reverent. Inside the church there is a tomb which holds the remains of Alamo heroes. Do not miss the opportunity to visit this cathedral. If you purchase a hop-on-hop-off 1 day bus ticket, this will be one of the stops available to you.... less
  • danafamily484
    5/31/2017
    This cathedral is beautiful. The light show with music and projection on the cathedral was so amazing!! We went to see it twice!!A MUST SEE in San Antonio!
  • Patricia_Travels7
    5/31/2017
    Beautiful cathedral. Amazing sight to see. Notable historical figures' remains rest here-such as Davey Crocket. The main alter is golden; the side chapels are exquisite. I felt a peace when visiti... moreBeautiful cathedral. Amazing sight to see. Notable historical figures' remains rest here-such as Davey Crocket. The main alter is golden; the side chapels are exquisite. I felt a peace when visiting here.... less
  • jcbridge
    5/31/2017
    This is a beautiful Cathedral. Google for dates/times of the light show projected onto the Cathedral, featuring the history of San Antonio and don't miss it. Lots of history here and a great complimen... moreThis is a beautiful Cathedral. Google for dates/times of the light show projected onto the Cathedral, featuring the history of San Antonio and don't miss it. Lots of history here and a great compliment to your visit to The Alamo since remains of the four heroes of battle of The Alamo are interred here. Truly a beautiful church and worth the effort to visit.... less