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San Fernando De Bexar Cathedral

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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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  • Travelmom525
    10/3/2017
    At night there is a son et lumier experience called the Saga, it is pretty and I found it moving. You can buy a taco from a truck and some fruit ice and even sangria or beer, sit on a bench or at a t... moreAt night there is a son et lumier experience called the Saga, it is pretty and I found it moving. You can buy a taco from a truck and some fruit ice and even sangria or beer, sit on a bench or at a table, it's a cool experience.... less
  • chris2pherblack
    10/3/2017
    Because Santa Anna burned the Alamo defenders to inflict maximum humiliation, this site is key to tell the rest of the story. The marble coffin is in the foyer for easy viewing, and belies the importa... moreBecause Santa Anna burned the Alamo defenders to inflict maximum humiliation, this site is key to tell the rest of the story. The marble coffin is in the foyer for easy viewing, and belies the importance of its existance, as containing the remains of Crockett, Travis, and others. Listen to the carillon ringing in the hour and shed a tear or two whilst reflecting on our proud history.... less
  • JarzenAtl
    10/3/2017
    Went to the 9pm light show Friday night. It was spectacular and a must see when in San Antonio. There were food trucks on the plaza. I was amazed. Heard that the show is being discontinued around 2024... moreWent to the 9pm light show Friday night. It was spectacular and a must see when in San Antonio. There were food trucks on the plaza. I was amazed. Heard that the show is being discontinued around 2024..not sure why, would be a complete loss for the city if the show ended.... less
  • Tortishelle
    10/3/2017
    This cathedral is not only the oldest in Texas but also one of the oldest active cathedrals in the United States. Along with the famous five missions in San Antonio you should give some time to visit ... moreThis cathedral is not only the oldest in Texas but also one of the oldest active cathedrals in the United States. Along with the famous five missions in San Antonio you should give some time to visit the San Fernando de Bear Cathedral. If you don't already know the history behind this cathedral do take some time to do the research so you can enjoy even more this historic piece of religious works.... less
  • Phillip F
    10/3/2017
    Located at the San Antonio Historic Main Plaza, "literally projected onto the Cathedral by artist Xavier De Richemont !" I think it's a must-see for locals and visitors alike! On Tue. Fri. Sat. & Sun.... moreLocated at the San Antonio Historic Main Plaza, "literally projected onto the Cathedral by artist Xavier De Richemont !" I think it's a must-see for locals and visitors alike! On Tue. Fri. Sat. & Sun. @ 9pm 9:30pm and 10pm you can watch a beautiful video art projection that is scored with music & tells the Saga of San Antonio! I've come to see it several times and it's just spectacular! "please check times and dates before you go, I'm sure they are subject to change and there are other special events coordinated with this San Antonio spectacle"... less