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San Fernando De Bexar Cathedral

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Address: 115 Main Plaza, B, San Antonio, TX 78205
Phone Number: (210) 227-1297
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Description: 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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Very Beautiful and LOTS of History

This church houses the center of San Antonio and the remains of war heroes. This is also where the saga video is played on the outside of the church via a laser show every... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 29, 2015
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San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

This church houses the center of San Antonio and the remains of war heroes. This is also where the saga video is played on the outside of the church via a laser show every weekend. 9; 9:30 and 10pm

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Leicester
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150 helpful votes 150 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

Not the most outstanding cathedral I have ever visited but it does have something special if you allow yourself a moment of seated absorbtion. Houses the remains of Crocket & Bowie and hero's of the Alamo who live forever in the history of Texas and San Antonio. Its tranquility is special so try and go early in the day before... More 

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Morrison, Colorado
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

The church itself is spectacular! There is a video art show shown at night on the facade of the church. The artist, Xavier De Richemont, has done a marvelous job of showing the settlement and development of San Antonio in this video. A free must see show.

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loysville, pa
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

Majestic gold huge alter inside and marble coffin of several Alamo hero remains including Davy Crockett

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Boerne, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

A beautiful and historic cathedral on a beautiful plaza. Must read first about its history. Contains a reliquary of remains from heroes of the Alamo.

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Louisville, Kentucky
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

You can buy a pamphlet at the adjacent gift shop (in the courtyard to the left if you're facing the front doors) for $1 that will help point out all the details inside the cathedral that might otherwise get overlooked. Confessions are heard from 10 AM to 5 PM in the same courtyard.

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

When we visit San Antonio with friends and family, I always try to go to Saturday vigil mass. They have a mariachi choir and musicians. Gift store next door.

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15 reviews 15 reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

This place is a thing of beauty. It is free with lots of photo ops. Be sure and don't miss the organ. It is one of only three in the world.

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Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

This is a beautiful church that's about a 10 min walk from the Alamo. Inside the lobby is a vault that includes remains from the heroes of the Alamo. The church is worth going to see. Plan about 15 min. for the visit.

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Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

A beautiful tranquil respite that has held its cultural and historic place in San Antonio. It will calm your being, no matter what your spiritual orientation.

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