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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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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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Beautiful church plus Alamo heroes

Beautiful, active church with a large burial urn containing the ashes of Alamo heroes. Located in pretty park setting.

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2015
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League City, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Beautiful, active church with a large burial urn containing the ashes of Alamo heroes. Located in pretty park setting.

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Santa Cruz, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

You are stunned by the beauty of this magnificent structure by day, at night when it is lit up, and to top that on weekends and Tuesday the put up the most amazing laser light show on the front in the plaza for free that depicts the history of the area in under a half hour. Make time to see... More 

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Philadelphia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

A very charming cathedral. A lot of beautiful art pieces inside. It is an active Church, so there are people praying, Try to be respectful, it's getting busy in the middle of the day.

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Dayton, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Although I missed the light show, it was still a beautiful piece of architecture and I'm glad we stopped by. It was literally a... stop, admire from afar, take photo, take selfie with cathedral, admire some more, take another pic, and then turn around. I mean, it probably took a total of 5 minutes. I still thought it was cool.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

This cathedral is in a nice setting -- fountains in the front with lots of park benches. The stained glass windows were nice, and the gold-covered altar was quite beautiful. This is a nice church to go in and just sit and pray or be still and enjoy. Esp on a hot day like today. Bowie and Crockett were buried... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

If you are interested, etc, attend the Saturday evening 5:00 Mariachi Mass ...beautiful English-Spanish singing and the brass is stupendous & devout.

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Newcastle, NSW
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

A lovely old cathedral by day, with the remains of some famous martyrs of the Alamo in the foyer. There was a sound and light show projected onto the front of the building at night which was also very good.

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

This is an active and vibrant parish that also happens to be one of the most historic churches in our country. It's beautiful both visually and spiritually. You know in a very special place when you visit. Take time to sit, reflect, and, if you're so inclined, say a prayer.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

We went to the Tuesday night light show, which was about 26 minutes long (give or take). It was one of our trips highlights in Downtown San Antonio. It was hot as can be in August so be prepared. We also went to the Briscoe Cowboy museum before the show, they offer free admission on Tuesdays and they had AC... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

The ashes of Travis, Bowie and Crockett are in the entrance of the Cathedral. It is a very beautiful Cathedral and the second oldest working Cathedral in the United States (second to St. Patricks Cathedral in New York).

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