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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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We stayed at a hotel right across from the Cathedral and WOW! The building itself is beautiful but the light show is fantastic!

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Lubbock, Texas
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Lubbock, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We stayed at a hotel right across from the Cathedral and WOW! The building itself is beautiful but the light show is fantastic!

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Lake Ozark, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

On Saturday, Sunday and Tuesday nights there is a light show on the cathedral. They show the history of Texas through the light show. It was really amazing to see! Not many places to sit so you want to get there early to be able to sit on the benches that are there. The shows are at 9, 9:30 and... More 

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Long Island, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago 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 4 days ago 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 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 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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 2 weeks 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 2 weeks 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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