San Fernando De Bexar Cathedral

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    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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    • Rashell S
      2/14/2017
      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!
    • PaulWuE
      2/14/2017
      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... moreWonderful 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.... less
    • Jean B
      2/14/2017
      Do not miss this unbelievable light show. Having created a show onto the church covering the history of San Antonio is dynamic. A must see.
    • Susan O
      2/13/2017
      We visited this Cathedral with a guide who knew a terrific amount about the role this church played in the history of San Antonio. It is a lovely building both outside and inside. Some notable works... moreWe visited this Cathedral with a guide who knew a terrific amount about the role this church played in the history of San Antonio. It is a lovely building both outside and inside. Some notable works of art, such as the hand carved Stations of the Cross. We enjoyed seeing it and learning its history.... less
      2/13/2017
      The San Fernando Cathedral is a beautiful church located in downtown San Antonio! The architecture is amazing!