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Presidio La Bahia

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Address: Goliad, TX
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+1 361-645-3752

Spanish fort built in 1749 and the site of a famous massacre.

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Better than the Alamo!

Much better than the Alamo! Not touristy. Just as important historically. It is a step back in time.

Reviewed June 12, 2016
Victoria, Texas
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Victoria, Texas
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Reviewed June 12, 2016

Much better than the Alamo! Not touristy. Just as important historically. It is a step back in time.

Thank greensigns95
Las Cruces, New Mexico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed June 1, 2016

Enjoyed touring the museum and walking through the grounds of this historic Texas landmark. Many people do not know the history of this particular area, which is a real shame. An hour or two is probably sufficient time to tour the grounds so it is an easy visit for those with mobility issues or children.

Thank ErikaM411
Houston, Texas
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20 reviews
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Reviewed May 29, 2016 via mobile

Spent a long weekend at Goliad State Park. Rode our bikes to the Presidio and we were impressed with the museum and reconstruction. Good displays giving the history of Spain, Mexico and Texas in this area. "Remember Goliad" takes on more of a meaning after visiting here. Highly recommended.

Thank cal4361
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
Reviewed May 14, 2016 via mobile

Very beautiful piece of history! Got some awesome shots, and doesn't cost much. We really enjoyed it here!

Thank Melissa C
Brownsville, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed April 20, 2016

Goliad, Texas is a must stop for those individuals looking to get to know the great state of Texas and its history. Presidio La Bahia is heavily compared to the Alamo in terms of historical meaning to the state of Texas. Walk around the presidio and enjoy the Texas sky.

Thank Chevampyro
Victoria, Canada
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed April 11, 2016

Complete fort with chapel from early 1800's, staff gave great history lesson. First time to Texas and got another perspective from Alamo site

Thank TomAspin2016
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8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed April 7, 2016

We happened to luck out and be there during the festival. This historical place was worth the visit however, the store could be improved. Beautiful bluebonnets in the fields this spring.

Thank V925P
Lake Jackson, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed April 4, 2016

After leaving the Goliad State Park we continuing our journey into Texas history by visiting the Presidio La Bahia. Impressive part of history.

New York City, New York
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Reviewed April 2, 2016

Good place to learn about the history of Texas which is connected to the Alamo. The small chapel is worth a visit as well.

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Reviewed March 23, 2016

They have a movie showing a brief background and I highly recommend taking the time to watch it before looking around the presidio. There is a LOT of history to cover and if you don't watch it you'll be lost during the tour. I love history & was very impressed with he work to restore as much of the original... More 

Thank Linda W

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