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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    • Greg P
      4/22/2017
      This old Catholic Cathedral is beautiful and also the burial location for some of the Alamo heroes. Many activities in front of Cathedral and in Main Plaza during Fiesta.
    • rdrozd7
      4/22/2017
      Small but having so much character cathedral. Place with remains of heroes of the battle of Alamo . Quiet and nicely air conditioned place to take a break, collect Your thoughts, reflect. Quite beauti... moreSmall but having so much character cathedral. Place with remains of heroes of the battle of Alamo . Quiet and nicely air conditioned place to take a break, collect Your thoughts, reflect. Quite beautiful interior, modest but in good taste.... less
    • mamoroso2
      4/21/2017
      Beautiful place, friendly people, nice service in the center of town. We walked from our hotel to mass and then down to the Riverwalk for lunch.
    • angel p
      4/20/2017
      Historic Cathedral located smack in the middle of walking from the Alamo down to the market square. It is a well kept Cathedral that we had the pleasure of attending for palm Sunday. It faces a plaza ... moreHistoric Cathedral located smack in the middle of walking from the Alamo down to the market square. It is a well kept Cathedral that we had the pleasure of attending for palm Sunday. It faces a plaza and open air market that you can hang out and about before or after mass. Nice just to go inside and take in the beauty of it all.... less
    • TudelaMartins
      4/18/2017
      In spite the fact that this is quite a small church it somehow shows the spanish influence in Texas.The panel behind the altar is very nice