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San Fernando De Bexar Cathedral

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Open 24 Hours·12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
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  • 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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  • Elisabeth B
    12/4/2017
    It is not really heralded in all the tourist info and we found by accident. Incredible architecture inside and out. I have toured churches all over Mexico and Central America and this is the most beu... moreIt is not really heralded in all the tourist info and we found by accident. Incredible architecture inside and out. I have toured churches all over Mexico and Central America and this is the most beutiful one i have ever seen.... less
  • Lisa B
    12/3/2017
    This is one of the oldest active catholic churches in the country, so remember to be sensitive when viewing this beautifully historic building as some are there to pray.Amazing architecture! Beautiful... moreThis is one of the oldest active catholic churches in the country, so remember to be sensitive when viewing this beautifully historic building as some are there to pray.Amazing architecture! Beautiful altar area. One of a kind wooden carved statues toward the front.... less
  • roxie52017
    11/30/2017
    We were here during Thanksgiving week and attended a service in the cathedral that was wonderful. A lot of ritual with the Catholic Priests.
  • Jim A
    11/28/2017
    We went to Sunday moon mass which is in Spanish. We didn't understand the words. But we got the ideas. People were all very friendly.
  • Alice C
    11/22/2017
    The cathedral is an active Catholic parish in downtown San Antonio. Very beautiful, with what appeared to be gold leaf on the back of both side altars and the main altar. There is a small gift shop o... moreThe cathedral is an active Catholic parish in downtown San Antonio. Very beautiful, with what appeared to be gold leaf on the back of both side altars and the main altar. There is a small gift shop off the courtyard to the left of the cathedral.... less