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San Fernando De Bexar Cathedral

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Address: 115 W Main Plz, San Antonio, TX 78205-2718
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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My husband and I were on our way to another attraction and stopped in. We were pleasantly surprised to see that Mass was being offered. We stayed for the mass and were so glad... read more

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Long Island, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

My husband and I were on our way to another attraction and stopped in. We were pleasantly surprised to see that Mass was being offered. We stayed for the mass and were so glad that we did. The beauty of this church is breathless

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The Woodlands, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This Cathedral is rich in history & beautifully restored. We journeyed through the Doors of Mercy & are blessed to celebrate our 39th anniversary on this day, with our Lord.

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Boston MA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 141 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Lovely place to pray and worship. Bones and ashes of the fighters of The Alamo here. Frequent Masses in English and Spanish. Austere in decoration.

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Austin, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I'm atheist but I adore church architecture and my husband is Catholic so we wondered in here. It is such a beautiful building. They let anyone come in to get out of the elements (for us it was a hot sun and horrible humidity) which I think is wonderful. While looking around you get to see such culture and history.... More 

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Norman, OK, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I love to visit the Old Beautiful ornate Catholic Churches and Cathedrals when I am in a new city. Was well worth the visit. Check out the Tomb of the Alamo defenders.

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Irvine, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

As surprising as it sounds, the historical light show shown on the face of San Fernando Catherdral is a can't miss event.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I could have had better timing. A funeral was present. Nevertheless the church itself is a marvel or architecture and a sight to behold. Recommended.

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Erie, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Even if you're not Catholic, you will enjoy this Saturday afternoon Mass. The choir and the band and the ebullient priest really made this a wonderful service. Don't be surprised if you too, say it was one of the best parts of your visit.

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Winston, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This beautiful Cathedral is worth a visit. There's a small park in front with chairs and fountains. There's a small sarcophagus just to the left of the entrance that contains the bones of Davy Crockett, Bowie, Travis and all others that were massacred and burned at the Alamo.

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Miami Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Definitely worth a stop as you tour San Antonio by day,it has history and beautiful architecture. It is considered one of the oldest Catholic cathedrals in the country. Of note are the supposed remains of the 3 most notable heros of the Alamo (Travis,Crockett and Bowie). Make sure to go behind the altar to get a close up view of... More 

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