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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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  • First, don't miss the light show projected onto the Cathedral. Check the San Antonio tourism website for days, but in November the 20 minute show is at 9, 9:30 and 10 pm on Tuesdays, Fridays, Saturday...  more »
  • The Cathedral is open to the public. It's a short walk from Riverwalk. One of the most beautiful churches I have seen. 
  • This is pretty neat! The cathedral is close to the Riverwalk. I love churches, so I make it a point to go to one wherever I travel to. Interesting thing about this cathedral is it turns to a laser sho...  more »