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San Fernando De Bexar Cathedral, San Antonio

Categories: Churches, Tourist Spots
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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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  • The Cathedral is a short walk from the Riverwalk, and it is a good idea to get there early before the Light Show because there is no seating - but there are a few concrete constructions which can be u...  read more »
  • Didn't go inside the cathedral, but viewed it from the outside. We were completely blown away by the light show displayed on the outside on weekend evenings. We so nearly didn't go to see the show and...  read more »
  • The Cathedral is built in the Centre of San Augustin. A visit is worth in any case. A beautiful show on the outside wall of the Cathedral to look at who's coming on the weekend has the chance at 21 h. It takes about 20 minutes and is free. The story of the region! Bottom line: you should treat yourself!
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