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San Fernando De Bexar Cathedral

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“alamo heroes”(62 reviews)
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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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115 W Main Plz, San Antonio, TX 78205-2718
+1 210-227-1297
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We walked inside the Church, it was beautiful. At night they're supposed to have the video presentation on the exterior of the church. I really wanted to see it but it rained most of the weekend. We were staying at the Marriott River Walk so...More

Thank D G
Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed the light show projected on the front of the cathedral very much. However, we had to move back because the sound in the speakers was set so high.

Thank Ray-n-Sol
Reviewed 1 week ago

I looked around and saw the interesting sights such as the remains of Travis, Bowie and Crockett while my wife and son attended mass. This is a very pretty church the second oldest Catholic church in America.

Thank goldfieldguss
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just had to say what an amazing show. Must see this. Easy to see and just sit outside. Free and different than what I expected. Music plays while Texas history scenes are images on church

Thank Carol T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is the first Catholic Church in the USA. We were so tired and considered passing this attraction. I am so very glad we didn’t. It is amazing how the church is transformed by laser lights. It depicts the history of the Alamo.

Thank KathyGoldman
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We didnt visit the inside, as our goal was to see the light show and the church is closed at night. The light show is on certain nights. I believe tues fri sat and sun at 9pm 930pm and 10pm. It lasts about 20min and...More

Thank maritimeramman
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The san Fernando cathedral is over 250 years old.we have been there for mass.we have also seen the light show numerous times.not shown every night so find out when so you don't miss it.starts around 9pm and goes on between 30-40minutes and is repeated twice.one...More

Thank Armando V
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you are in San Antonio, you MUST see the laser show projected on the facia of the Catedral de San Fernando in the main plaza. It starts about 9PM at night. Simply amazing!

Thank DavidH16550
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Enjoyed visiting this cathedral. Make sure you also visit in the evening (check which nights it is on) as there is a 30 minute light show which is worth seeing.

Thank dianepB7262VQ
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is an absolutely beautiful cathedral that is the center of the San Antonio' s heritage. It played such a huge part in the historical development of the city and remains vibrant today.

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February 18, 2018|
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Response from karrots | Reviewed this property |
There wasn’t parking right at this plaza, but the nearest lot (at 205 W. Nueva Street, San Antonio) is pretty close (within 5 mins) and a pretty level easy walk.. You might get lucky and find some good nearby street... More
January 6, 2018|
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Response from Lisa B | Reviewed this property |
You can walk there from the Riverwalk. It’s approximately 2.5 blocks. The light show is free and open to the public. It is displayed on Tuesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 9:00 pm, 9:30 pm and 10:00 pm and lasts 24... More
December 17, 2017|
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Response from Lisa B | Reviewed this property |
No, it’s free. Please be aware it is an active church site, so quiet, respect and sensitivity to the people who are there to pray is a must. We stood quietly in the back, then quietly took a peek at the ornate... More