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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%
  • Poor1%
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“light show” (284 reviews)
“alamo heroes” (55 reviews)
“laser show” (45 reviews)
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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

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

Thank Alice C
Reviewed 4 days ago

This was a big surprise in downtown San Antonio. My son and I were on a walk one morning and we "stumbled" upon this church by mistake. I am happy that we did. This is a beautiful building! It also houses the remains of the...More

Thank Mario A
Reviewed 5 days ago

I wasn't sure if I was going to be interested in going to the cathedral, but I'm glad I did go. I wanted to go to the laser show at night, but we didn't make it (they have a laser show at the Cathedral Tues,...More

Thank pixiedreamer
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

One of the oldest cathedrals in the country, on the National Register of Historic Places. Stop and rest for a moment or two, say a prayer, take a little time to look at the beautiful stained glass. This is a beautiful church in downtown San...More

Thank Kat S
Reviewed 1 week ago

By the time we were apprised of the Cathedral and that evening's light show by one of the Centro Amigos it was too late to visit the Cathedral. We did get to watch that evening's laser show in the plaza. Totally amazing. It is projected...More

Thank B K
Reviewed 1 week ago

The inside of the church is fabulous and worth seeing. The light show at night is stunning. Easy to get to at the end of the River Walk area. Do not miss.

Thank Napsterthecat
Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely old church that had been well maintained. Church community, especially the choir, fills the place with joy. The altar artwork and the stations of the cross are not to be missed.

Thank FormerNJresident
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We just happened on this place as we were waiting for their things to open thanks to my TripAdvisor app. It is beautiful inside and out and there is a sarcophagus with the ashes of some of the Alamo heroes which was a pleasant surprise....More

Thank Kimmyjonc
Reviewed 1 week ago

So beautiful, when we were there the light show wasn't working but I am headed back in a few weeks and can't wait to see it!!

Thank Aly K
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very nice cathedral with much history. Group in with Governors mansion and the Market (Mercado) all near each other on same street. Very nice light show on Friday nights starting at nine. Some tables or bring chair or floor mat of stand.....lasts about 30 minutes....More

Thank SprintStang66
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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.