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San Fernando De Bexar Cathedral

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Address: 115 Main Plaza, San Antonio, TX 78205
Phone Number: (210) 227-1297
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This cathedral was built in 1873 to replace the original founded more than...

This cathedral was built in 1873 to replace the original founded more than one hundred years earlier.

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Mariachi Mass on Saturday was special experience

Cathedral is quite beautiful. We attended the Mariachi Mass on Saturday evening, a new and very moving experience for us.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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Ashland, Ohio

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Ashland, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Cathedral is quite beautiful. We attended the Mariachi Mass on Saturday evening, a new and very moving experience for us.

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Corsicana, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Their light show at night was the one of the reasons I wanted to come to San Antonio. It was still chilly at night, so we watched the show from the hotel window, but it was still amazing. If weather is nice, it'll be great to watch it in front of the cathedral, since they play music along with the... More 

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Holly Springs, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I always seem to seek out older churches and this was no exception other than I did choose to attend their midday mass. The church itself is beautiful, dating back to 1750. The stained glass is gorgeous as is the altar. The mass was bilingual and seamless. You absolutely should visit this cathedral.

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Sherrard, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This historic cathedral is a must see! We attended the Saturday evening (5 p.m.) Mariachi Mass and came away both in awe and spiritually renewed. The Mariachi Choir performance was more than words can describe. Later that evening, we saw the light show, "San Antonio | The Saga", which is a visual representation of the history of San Antonio. This... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Make time on your trip to San Antonio to see this beautiful historic Cathedral,it is a spiritual experience for sure.

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Thank 0216marym
San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Absolutely amazing! They are the only place in San Antonio that does Ash Wednesday for working people who can't attend a long mass. Mass is every 30 minutes with Ashes and a blessing.

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Ottawa, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We are catholic and we always go to the cathedrals when we are in major cities, the alter area was magnificent the gold was beyond belief . A must see if in San Antoino.

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San Antonio, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Attending this historic church is quite an experience. Not only is it beautiful and historic but the plaza is such a wonderful place to just visit before or after church.

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Early morning or evening is a good time to see this cathedral's stained glass in all of its glory. The inside feels cozy and grand at the same time. SO much history in a beautiful space.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

A visit to San Antonio is not complete without seeing San Fernando De Bexar Cathedral. Old and new combined. The headquarters of Santa Anna during the siege of the Alamo.

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