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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 135 Attractions in San Antonio
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites, Cultural
Owner description: This cathedral was built in 1873 to replace the original founded more...
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Type: Religious Sites, Cultural
Owner description: This cathedral was built in 1873 to replace the original founded more than one hundred years earlier.
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Golden, Colorado
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36 reviews 36 reviews
12 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

The remains of the Alamo defenders are (allegedly) interred there. The interior is very nice. When we were there they did a very interesting laser light show on the face of the building on the history of Texas (only during Christmas season, I understand).

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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23 reviews 23 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

The main Catholic church in San Antonio and one of the oldest, sits on a lovely plaza. The inside is filled with history and beauty. Worth a visit regardless of your religion.

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Birmingham, Alabama
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193 reviews 193 reviews
48 attraction reviews
100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

Lot of history in this old cathedral. Jim Bowie, Travis, and Davy Crockett are interred there. Beautiful altar area. Worth a visit.

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Ahmedabad, India
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 NEW

The artwork, stonework, golden altar and statues are one in a million. So much history as well, including the remains of several heroes from the Alamo

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Midlothian, Texas
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 NEW

This beautiful cathedral is an attraction that you will want to see. The light and sound show at night are incredible and well worth the time to park, walk and wait for it to start. We were astounded at the lights and music that went with it to tell the story of Texas and its history! Make your plans to... More 

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63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 NEW

This is an amazing cathedral , the relics inside and the history is astounding. Also visit the local restaurant in the cathedral ground. The staff are so helpfull friendly and the food is of excellent quality ......well worth the visit and time

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Ridge, New York
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014 NEW

The Cathedral is a must. There is a majestic beauty in everything there. The artwork, stonework, golden altar and statues are one in a million. So much history as well, including the remains of several heroes from the Alamo. Definitely make time for the multi media light show projected on the outside facade of the building several nights each week.... More 

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Semmes, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

This is another place you should try to see while in San Antonio. The cathedral is beautiful inside with remarkable artwork and sculpture. It also contains a sarcophagus allegedly containing the remains of Davey Crocket and several other heroes from the Alamo. The figures of the four Gospel authors were the highpoint for us along with the other details of... More 

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Fort Collins, Colorado
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

My husband and I almost didn't go to the light show on the cathedral due to a packed day of activities but we ended up gonig at the last minute and were so glad to have seen it. It is an incredible light show with, pictures and music on the facade of the cathedral lasting 24 min. It tells the... More 

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Red Oak, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

If you have the chance, you MUST see the light show on front of San Fernando Cathedral. Words would not do it justice...it is INCREDIBLE!!!!

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