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San Fernando De Bexar Cathedral

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115 W Main Plz, San Antonio, TX 78205-2718
+1 210-227-1297
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This cathedral was built in 1873 to replace the original founded more than one hundred years earlier.
  • Excellent73%
  • Very good22%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“light show” (294 reviews)
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115 W Main Plz, San Antonio, TX 78205-2718
Downtown
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+1 210-227-1297
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Reviewed 1 week ago

intricate details truly a beautiful Cathedral with a tremendous amount of history in the center of all sorts of fabulous scenery.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you are into churches, this is a Cathedral with a Spanish flair. Not huge - think NYC St Patrick's - but beautifully appointed with a strong touch of history. The heros of the Alamo, including Davy Crockett and Daniel Boone are entombed here. Both...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely inside and the architecture is wonderful Easy walking from the Alamo and Riverwalk. Great history

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's worth a visit here for several reasons. One, it's beautiful both inside and out. Second because you can say you visited the oldest cathedral in Texas. Another reason is the remains of key Alamo fighters are interred there. Inside is beautiful, with many key...More

1  Thank michiganpete7
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I loved visiting the San Fernando Cathedral. It is very beautiful and so unique. It is a lovely building and has many historic attributes. The light show at night is on Tuesdays at 9, 9:30 and 10:00 PM and is shown on the exterior of...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The oldest Cathedral in the United States. Sits in the heart of downtown with easy access to other historic sites

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Highly recommend!! We visited for Easter Sunday Mass. The congregation was welcoming and the music was outstanding. It was a packed house, but the priest gave a very though provoking and personalized homily. The interior of the cathedral is beautiful and when I took a...More

Thank Susan L
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

People still come to worship in this old church as they have done for many generations. Its beauty and simplicity are a great credit to the architect and a testimony to the faithfulness of God's people throughout the ages.

Thank RC K
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This cathedral was about three blocks from our condo, and the clerk at our hotel suggested we see the light show. We were not disappointed, and we think you'll enjoy it too! The light show tells the history of San Antonio through light and music!...More

1  Thank rjmart99
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We enjoyed the remarkable laser light show that is displayed against the front of the cathedral in the evenings (we were there on a Sunday night - I believe the show is every couple of nights, at 9, 9:30 and 10. It is an artist's...More

Thank Jeff R
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kingnothing69
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
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keltrinswife
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
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RitaJ2008
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
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