San Fernando De Bexar Cathedral

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    Church
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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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    • Mary D
      6/16/2018
      This magnificent cathedral is massive and of a beautiful architecture. On certain nights of the week, they have a light show on the church and it is quite something to see. It hovers over the Main Pla... moreThis magnificent cathedral is massive and of a beautiful architecture. On certain nights of the week, they have a light show on the church and it is quite something to see. It hovers over the Main Plaza which is a park area with huge trees, fountains and places to sit. You can stop and relax and take in the majestic cathedral for as long as you want. It's a tranquil place in the city to stop for a break.... less
    • 5Ttravels
      6/15/2018
      I have a love of architecture and art history. These two things come together wonderfully on an old Church. Stunning stained glass and beautiful alter. My children even enjoyed their art history lesso... moreI have a love of architecture and art history. These two things come together wonderfully on an old Church. Stunning stained glass and beautiful alter. My children even enjoyed their art history lesson.... less
    • Becki C
      6/14/2018
      We had this attraction on the list but almost didn't go due to unforeseen circumstances. So glad we made it because it was the most amazing light show I have ever seen. The music and timing were perfe... moreWe had this attraction on the list but almost didn't go due to unforeseen circumstances. So glad we made it because it was the most amazing light show I have ever seen. The music and timing were perfect to the story. Very creative and unique.... less
    • 682amyn
      6/11/2018
      Went to the 9 pm laser show. Watching the history of San Antonio in lights was incredible. Definitely worth going if you are in town on a Tue, Fri or Sat.
    • TooOldtoRun
      6/11/2018
      We stopped for a quick visit at the Cathedral of San Fernando on the Main Plaza in San Antonio. It is a nice active church (mind your manners) with historic significance. The stained glass windows are... moreWe stopped for a quick visit at the Cathedral of San Fernando on the Main Plaza in San Antonio. It is a nice active church (mind your manners) with historic significance. The stained glass windows are nice.... less