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San Fernando Cathedral, San Antonio

San Fernando Cathedral - San Antonio, Texas
San Fernando Cathedral
115 Main Plaza, San Antonio, TX 78205Map
+1 210 227 1297
Neighborhood: Downtown
Overview

Although construction did not begin until 1749, this cathedral was established in 1731 by the Canary/Spanish Islanders, who sought to build their own place of worship. It is the oldest cathedral sanctuary in the United States. The famous Alamo defender James Bowie was married here and during the siege of the Alamo Santa Anna used it as an observation post. Notable historic figures Bowie, William Travis and Davy Crockett are buried here. The cathedral still draws huge crowds for Mass and always welcomes visitors.

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San Fernando Cathedral General Information
  • Open Hours: Tuesday to Friday from 09:00 AM to 05:00 PM, Saturday from 09:00 AM to 06:30 PM, Sunday from 08:30 AM to 05:00 PM
  • Type: Attractions & Landmarks, Religious
  • Credit Cards Accepted: mastercard, amex, visa
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