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San Fernando De Bexar Cathedral, San Antonio

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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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  • if you want a short history lesson walk in the back yard and learn about the Natives that used to live here and how they were "catholicized " , how the cathedral got build and you can see the fantasti...  more »
  • Very interesting and historic. A short walk from the Riverwalk downtown. Worth the walk. It is very close to the Mexican Market. 
  • Experience one of the most beautiful Catholic churches here in Texas in San Antonio. It may be a small church but the inside is original and very emotional to visit. Please make the effort to visit th...  more »