San Fernando De Bexar Cathedral

San Fernando De Bexar Cathedral, San Antonio

San Fernando De Bexar Cathedral

San Fernando De Bexar Cathedral
4.5
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9:00 AM - 1:00 PM, 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Sunday
8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
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This cathedral was built in 1873 to replace the original founded more than one hundred years earlier.
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Diana B
69 contributions
Aug 2021 • Family
On a recent visit to San Antonio my family (sister and two teens) visited this Cathedral both during the day (to appreciate the architecture, stained glass and the holy atmosphere) and during the evening light/music show. We attended a 9 pm show on a Tuesday evening and we’re absolutely captivated. We enjoyed some budget-friendly banana splits (from Amigos across the street) and were enthralled by the history of Texas as told by pictures and music. The show was less than 30 minutes and absolutely worth the time!
Written August 10, 2021
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reiterr2019
Bellevue, NE7 contributions
May 2021
This 25-minute lazer light show is a must, detailing the Texas saga on the historical San Fernando Cathedral. It is free and worth the time. You need to check times and days before gathering in front of the cathedral as it is shown on Tuesday evenings and weekends at 9, 9:30 & 10 PM in Spring and Summer. Times change in winter.
Written June 1, 2021
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T S
Tennessee82 contributions
Mar 2020 • Family
We attempted to find this one night only to get lost and when we did make it the show had been cancelled. So on our last night there we attempted again with better directions. This light show was amazing. It was like a history lesson in pictures and lights. And although I'm not a Texan I could enjoy the beauty of what was displayed...
Written November 1, 2020
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LaurenFromMich
Canton, MI73 contributions
Sep 2020 • Family
The light show titled The Saga is back on! It is approximately 20 to 25 minute show showing the history of San Antonio, with music to go with it. Worth it. We went on a Saturday night and the times were 9 PM, 9:30 PM, and 10 PM. Not sure about other days and times. It is free.
Written September 20, 2020
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bevov
Birmingham, AL95 contributions
Jun 2022 • Couples
Gorgeous church - it was a stop on our Segway tour and was stunning inside. We made it just before they closed for the day and was happy we could enjoy the historical beauty inside and out. Do yourself a favor and swing by for a visit!
Written June 20, 2022
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Jenifer N
Omaha, NE85 contributions
Aug 2021
What a beautiful piece of history that is still functioning as a Catholic Cathedral! Went during the day so that we could experience the sun through the stained glass windows and see the beauty inside. This is also where the sarcophagus is located for the Heros of the Alamo. We returned for the light show at night, which was about 20 minutes of captivating history through light and music.
Written August 11, 2021
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jamusaba
Florida358 contributions
Apr 2022
Liked viewing this church for the historical significance . In the entry you can see a silver colored coffin with an inscription that states the remains of Davy Crockett and Travis are there. Inside the church by the retablo there is a lovely mural of the Virgin of Guadalupe and the gold central altar.
Written April 8, 2022
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JusMeLisa
Oahu, Hawaii, USA27 contributions
Feb 2020
Great show about the history of Texas projected on the San Fernando Cathedral. Super creative production. Also, nice to see so many people, visitors and locals alike taking time out to watch the show
Written February 11, 2020
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Kevin B
Mount Juliet, TN1,811 contributions
May 2020
This is a very pretty and very old Catholic Church that we got to visit on our last trip to San Antonio. The cathedral is very easy to walk to from downtown San Antonio and it's beautiful from a an architectural perspective. The design is fairly simple inside, but it's still beautiful and it was a nice to pray and to spend some time inside this cathedral. It's the oldest cathedral in Texas and one of the oldest in the country and it's definitely worth a visit if you're in the area.
Written April 28, 2021
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Karen
Oxford, AL7 contributions
Sep 2021 • Couples
The cathedral is beautiful anytime but the laser light show at night is fantastic. Go a little early and sit st one of the tables in te plaza area across from the church. It's a full 20 minute light show with sound effects and music. Great entertainment for all ages.
Written September 5, 2021
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San Fernando De Bexar Cathedral is open:
  • Sun - Sun 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
  • Mon - Fri 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  • Mon - Sat 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
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