San Fernando Cathedral

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  • Address: 115 Main Plaza, San Antonio, TX 78205, United States
  • Timings: 09:00 am - 05:00 pm Details
  • Phone: +1-2102271297
  • Time Required: 01:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Religious Site, Family And Kids, Cathedral

This cathedral is at the heart of the Catholic religion in San Antonio. It was completed in 1750 and is the oldest standing Roman Catholic cathedral in the USA. It’s been functioning continuously as a church and the seat of the archdiocese since it’s founding, that's why it’s history is very closely tied with that of San Antonio.

It was here that Jim Bowie was married and it was here that General Santa Anna hoisted a red flag in February 1836, signalling that no quarter was to be given to the defenders of the Alamo – and thus beginning the siege. Items of importance to note are the Station of the Cross, the stained glass windows, the influence of the emigrants from the Canary Islands who first built this place in the picture of the Virgin of Candelaria, and the burial tomb of Davy Crockett, W.B. Travis and Jim Bowie. It’s also the only church in Texas ever visited by a Pope. The cathedral plays an important role in religious festivities even today including the Fiesta Week and the staging of the Good Friday Passion Play.

San Fernando Cathedral Travel Tips

  • Try and catch the mass. Find out the timings – they’re variable.

Entrance Ticket Details For San Fernando Cathedral

  • The entry is free.

How to Reach San Fernando Cathedral

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  • San Fernando Cathedral Address: 115 Main Plaza, San Antonio, TX 78205, United States
  • San Fernando Cathedral Contact Number: +1-2102271297
  • San Fernando Cathedral Timing: 09:00 am - 05:00 pm
  • Best time to visit San Fernando Cathedral(preferred time): 11:00 am - 03:00 pm
  • Time required to visit San Fernando Cathedral: 01:00 Hrs
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  • 21.44% of people who visit San Antonio include San Fernando Cathedral in their plan

  • 31.9% of people start their San Fernando Cathedral visit around 10 AM - 11 AM

  • People usually take around 1 Hr to see San Fernando Cathedral

Thursday, Friday and Saturday

60.19% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting San Fernando Cathedral

People normally club together The Alamo and Majestic Theatre while planning their visit to San Fernando Cathedral.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures

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  • Hi, I have a question regarding the San Fernando cathedral’s visiting price. Do I need to buy a ticket to visit there or is it free? Thanks

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