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San Fernando De Bexar Cathedral

Address: 115 Main Plaza, B, San Antonio, TX 78205 (Downtown)
Phone Number: (210) 227-1297
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Ranked #5 of 144 Attractions in San Antonio
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Type: Religious Sites, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: This cathedral was built in 1873 to replace the original founded more...
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Type: Religious Sites, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: This cathedral was built in 1873 to replace the original founded more than one hundred years earlier.
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Volcano, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015 NEW

This is a lovely old cathedral, with a stunning golden altar piece. Near the front door are the final remains of some of those who died at the Battle of the Alamo.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

This is a beautiful peaceful church with a historical past. You have to visit while in San Antonio. Definitely worth it.

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Dallas, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

It's an amazing view and a must see when in downtown San Antonio. The inside is even more beautiful. Much to do in the surrounding area as well.

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San Marcos, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

This a Beautiful Cathedral and you can't help but be in awe as you consider the number of people who have worshiped her in the past almost 300 years. One of the plaques outside shows that they celebrated their 200th anniversary in 1938. Here is where the remains of the heroes of the Alamo are entombed.

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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

We did not officially tour the cathedral but attended a Mass in English in comfortably full parish that was very welcoming and with a great appealing outdoor space

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

Soaring cathedral ceilings, stained glass windows and a courtyard brings the real feel of the community

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

The cathedral itself is beautiful, I absolutely loved the night show it truly was amazing. But you have to take a look inside the church and actually read the history inside of it's museum/store. Would definitely go back and visit the church as well as see the light show when back in SA.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

Amazing what man can do! great history, definately a must see! Check it out by day and at night! lovely frontage patio with water fountains, be careful not to get wet :)

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Shoreview, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

The Cathedral is beautiful on the inside, lots of stain glass. Check out the unique ceiling. Chech the gift shop for the history.

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Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

stopped by to see this beautiful Cathedral, went for lunch at their Café they have on the grounds, great tasty salad and chicken tortilla soup!, then attended mass at 12:05, I enjoyed it immensely! in their lobby they have the remains of the Alamo heroes like David Crockett!

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