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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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They have a light show on the façade of the building on weekend evenings, that is worth your time to go and see. It shows some of the history of San Antonio, ,Magnificent.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Brady, Texas
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Brady, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

They have a light show on the façade of the building on weekend evenings, that is worth your time to go and see. It shows some of the history of San Antonio, ,Magnificent.

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San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The inside of this Cathedral is just as breathtaking as the inside. It is baroque with the majesty of Spain and Ol'Mexico. A must for architecture, artists, historians or anyone desiring to understand the brilliance of South Texas.

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San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The cathedral is amazing. Nothing like going back in time. All the inside of the church is authentic and quite old. We attended a wedding there in Oct. Very nice ceremony only thing, no privacy, tourists coming in and out of the building, and taking pictures during the ceremony.

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Jasper, Arkansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

It was so beautiful inside and out. I was stunned to find that originally all these cathedrals had been brightly painted inside and out. It would be interesting to see one restored like that, but this is a very beautiful building and I thoroughly enjoyed learning it's history.

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San Antonio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This beautiful old cathedral is at the heart of downtown San Antonio. It has maintained its appeal as a historic building throughout the years. It's worth a visit just because of its history.

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Birmingham, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is a beautiful historic place. I find the various depictions of Mary interesting. The depiction is this Cathedral is from the Canary Islands. During our visit to the Cathedral there were wedding preparations in progress for a wedding later that afternoon. The groom was trying to pray before the wedding - I'm sure that was difficult surrounded by sweaty... More 

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san antonio, TX
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The soccer is shown on the front of the cathedral on Saturday evenings at various times it's absolutely free and very very interesting it covers most of the history of San Antonio and a visual and audio format. After viewing the Saga or even before you're a short distance away from the marketplace or sometimes called the Mercado where you... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

After my divorce was final at the courthouse, I walked over and just sat in the Cathedral. Even with tourists walking around, it was quiet and a great place to reflect.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The downtown area allows you to walk the historic areas. The Cathedral is just beautiful and historic.

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San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Its a historical church in the middle of downtown San Antonio. It is the first church built in San Antonio and is the oldest standing church in Texas and is still an active Roman Catholic church.

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