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San Fernando De Bexar Cathedral

115 W Main Plz, San Antonio, TX 78205-2718
+1 210-227-1297
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This cathedral was built in 1873 to replace the original founded more than one hundred years earlier.
  • Excellent73%
  • Very good22%
  • Average3%
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115 W Main Plz, San Antonio, TX 78205-2718
+1 210-227-1297
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We were told to go to this church in the evening for s light show and not knowing what to expect. They darken the church and then the music starts playing and the slide show begins. Whoever thought this up is a genius. It tells...More

Thank linna1
Reviewed 6 days ago

This historic and lovely cathedral houses the remains of Crockett, Bowie, and other defenders of the Alamo.

Thank Kim H
Reviewed 6 days ago

Such a special place for mass in this place of so much Texas history and legend. The Cathedral has been very well maintained over the years. Come to mass early and stay late and enjoy the holy presence that God bestows on all who enter.

Thank Michael J
Reviewed 1 week ago

A wonderful place for worshipping. Being the oldest cathedral in America, maybe all would enjoy this historical place. Just do it.

Thank Cornville_man
Reviewed 1 week ago

My friends and I attended Sunday mass at San Fernando Cathedral. It was very nice. Just don't sit behind one of the big columns. I stared at a cement pillar for the better part of an hour. The church is beautiful and the service was...More

Thank teacherhawk
Reviewed 1 week ago

It is not really heralded in all the tourist info and we found by accident. Incredible architecture inside and out. I have toured churches all over Mexico and Central America and this is the most beutiful one i have ever seen.

Thank Elisabeth B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is one of the oldest active catholic churches in the country, so remember to be sensitive when viewing this beautifully historic building as some are there to pray. Amazing architecture! Beautiful altar area. One of a kind wooden carved statues toward the front.

Thank Lisa B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were here during Thanksgiving week and attended a service in the cathedral that was wonderful. A lot of ritual with the Catholic Priests.

1  Thank roxie52017
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went to Sunday moon mass which is in Spanish. We didn't understand the words. But we got the ideas. People were all very friendly.

1  Thank Jim A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The cathedral is an active Catholic parish in downtown San Antonio. Very beautiful, with what appeared to be gold leaf on the back of both side altars and the main altar. There is a small gift shop off the courtyard to the left of the...More

1  Thank Alice C
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Tracy T
5 October 2017|
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Response from JarzenAtl | Reviewed this property |
The light show is at 9, 9:30 and 10pm on Tuesday, Thurs, Friday, Sat and Sun. There is no "tour" of the cathederal that I know of, it is pretty much self guided. Times are during the day..believe open like 9 to 5. Sundays... More
Aimee P
18 September 2017|
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Response from John C | Reviewed this property |
Yes. It is not too far from the Riverwalk, in what is called the Main Square. I felt very safe. It is worth seeing. Enjoy!!
Sarah M
22 August 2017|
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Response from Ken B | Reviewed this property |
They are just inside the front door, on the left, before you enter the church proper.