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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%
  • Terrible1%
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“light show” (283 reviews)
“alamo heroes” (55 reviews)
“laser show” (45 reviews)
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Hours Today: 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
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115 W Main Plz, San Antonio, TX 78205-2718
Downtown
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+1 210-227-1297
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Reviewed 2 days 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 2 days 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 4 days 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 5 days 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 6 days 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 6 days 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 6 days 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
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to this free laser light show at 9:00 p.m. that is shown on the front of the cathedral, it tells the history of the area in laser lights. The artistry and colors were beautiful, everyone stands around and just aahs.

Thank Rose K
Reviewed 1 week ago

The San Fernando Cathedral is literally the birth place of the city of San Antonio, Texas. It has been the center of activity for the city and is a very sacred and historical place. The renovations have helped it maintain its uniqueness & beauty. If...More

Thank Mario J R
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a lovely cathedral in Main Plaza, which itself is very pleasant, because of the kiosk for drinks, fountains, and chairs & little tables. The cathedral has been updated, so it looks "new", so it has lost some its classic charm, but it is...More

Thank Lauren A
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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
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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!!
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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.
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