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San Fernando De Bexar Cathedral

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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
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All reviews light show alamo heroes laser show buried here the stained glass windows beautiful inside main plaza william travis old church attend mass sunday mass davy crockett active church united states mariachi mass gift shop lots of history
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Reviewed 5 days ago

I could not visit the church during the day but I stopped by after dinner to watch the light show about the history San Antonio and it's been one of the best one I've seem ... perfect timely and the way the colors changed, it's...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank ATrisciuzzi
Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent more time in the bookstore and were thoroughly impressed. This is a must return next time we are in San Antonio.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank fballmom23
Reviewed 1 week ago

Go out of your way to see this one.looks like it was just build. Stained glass walk all around inside out

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Barry W
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to Mass on Saturday afternoon at the Cathedral and loved the priest, the music, and the beautiful church. We will return!

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank helenr2018
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited San Fernando Cathedral on Christmas Day and were Blessed to meet with the pastor and be Blessed by him. This is a lovely cathedral and a must see! God Bless!

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Sailoveslife
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Worth the stop. The church is beautiful and on Saturday nights they have a light show in the plaza about Texas History.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Pattie T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It was a great experience to see this building at night. We weren't able to go in but just the outside view was amazing at night.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank nicolecg13
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You dont want to miss the light show they do A few nights a week. It was beautiful and free. Go early to get a good spot in the plaza

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank GeorgiaGirl61
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The church is beautiful and well maintained. It is peaceful to sit in the church. The ceiling and strain glass are nice. It is about 15 minutes from the riverwalk. However, there are homeless people at the area in the front of the church.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank BangkokSachse
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This church is a short walk from our hotel on the Riverwalk. We attended Christmas Mass here with a packed congregation. It was a beautiful bi-lingual service. The congregation was friendly and welcoming of visitors.

Date of experience: December 2018
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kingnothing69
19 February 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
7 January 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
17 December 2017|
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Response from linna1 | Reviewed this property |
No it’s free and so breathtaking beautiful to see.
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