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San Fernando De Bexar Cathedral, San Antonio
(4.8/5 based on 1,100+ reviews on the web)
One of the oldest cathedrals in the country and a great example of Spanish colonial architecture, San Fernando De Bexar Cathedral was founded in 1731, and today holds a spot on the National Register of Historic Places. The church serves as the epicenter of Roman Catholicism in the city, and draws a large number of visitors and locals to its services and events. With symmetrical towers, high doorways, and stained-glass windows, the cathedral is reminiscent of grand European churches. The current Gothic-style appearance dates to renovations during the 1860s and 1870s. Don't miss the tomb of Davy Crockett and Jim Bowie, who fell defending the Alamo. According to local legend, remains of more fallen Texans lie beneath the floors of the newer sections. Plan to visit San Fernando De Bexar Cathedral and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended San Antonio attractions using our San Antonio family vacation planner.
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  • We had an excellent tour of this Cathedral and our tour guide was very knowledgeable and full of history. She was an amazing lady and our tour of the cathedral was all I expected. 
  • Great evening entertainment once the sun goes down. The Music and lights are insane. Very artistic. Great for the kids to watch. 
  • We stumbled across this building on our way back to downtown from the Mexican Market - it is a lovely building - made even more special as it holds the remains of the heroes of the Alamo