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San Fernando De Bexar Cathedral

The oldest continuously operating religious community in Texas, San Fernando De Bexar Cathedral was constructed between 1738 and 1749. In fact, the dome of the original church was the point from which all mileage in Texas was measured in the 1700s. The cathedral is well-maintained, and mass still goes on daily so make sure to be respectful when entering. One major attraction inside the sacred space is the Alamo Coffin, located near the church entrance, which is believed to hold the remains of the men who lost their lives at the Alamo. The cathedral played a part in the battle, as it was President-General Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna’s headquarters during the siege of the Alamo, and from where he sent a terrifying message. Instead of flying the tri-color Mexican flag from the church’s belfry he flew a blood-red flag, letting the defenders of the Alamo know he would kill them even if they surrendered.  

Inside the church there are many beautiful points of interest, for example, the gold gilded alter, intricate stained glass windows and dramatic columns and archways. Outside, visitors can admire the mix of Gothic and American Colonial architecture.

As the church is not only beautiful and sacred but also historical, visiting the museum next to the gift shop can help enlighten you on its heritage. Additionally, the church offers both self-guided and group tours. You can either purchase a guidebook at the gift shop explaining the highlights and artwork of the cathedral or take a 45-minute guided tour with a knowledgeable docent.

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San Antonio Cruiser and Double-Decker Bus Tour, San Antonio, null
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San Antonio Cruiser and Double-Decker Bus Tour

3.5 star rating: Worth doing 16 Reviews

See top San Antonio attractions from both a personal cruiser and double-decker bus tour with this sightseeing package. Between the two narrated tours, you'll ...  Read more

Location: San Antonio, Texas
Duration: 90 minutes (approx.)

From USD $54.07
San Antonio River Walk Cruise and Hop-On Hop-Off Tour, San Antonio, Full-day Tours
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San Antonio River Walk Cruise and Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

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Be entertained and informed on a San Antonio 2-in-1 tour that includes a river cruise along the San Antonio River Walk and a hop-on hop-off double-decker bus ...  Read more

Location: San Antonio, Texas
Duration: Flexible

From USD $37.99
San Antonio Hop-On Hop-Off Trolley Tour, River Cruise, and Tower of the Americas Admission, San ... 
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San Antonio Hop-On Hop-Off Trolley Tour, River Cruise, and Tower of the Americas Admission

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Get a complete San Antonio experience at an affordable price with this convenient combo package. Enjoy a two-day hop-on hop-off pass on an old-fashioned ...  Read more

Location: San Antonio, Texas
Duration: Flexible

From USD $42.11
City Sightseeing San Antonio Hop-On Hop-Off City Tour, San Antonio, Hop-on Hop-off Tours
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City Sightseeing San Antonio Hop-On Hop-Off City Tour

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Experience the best of San Antonio on a City Sightseeing hop-on hop-off sightseeing tour. Board an open-top, double-decker bus at any of the 12 stops around ...  Read more

Location: San Antonio, Texas
Duration: 1-2 days (approx.)

From USD $24.90
San Antonio River Walk Cruise, Hop-On Hop-Off Tour and Tower of the Americas Package, San Antonio, ... 
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San Antonio River Walk Cruise, Hop-On Hop-Off Tour and Tower of the Americas Package

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This package includes all the best sights and attractions that the city of San Antonio has to offer. Experience an entertaining and informative cruise on the ...  Read more

Location: San Antonio, Texas
Duration: Flexible

From USD $44.99
Ultimate San Antonio Segway Tour, San Antonio, Hop-on Hop-off Tours
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Ultimate San Antonio Segway Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 184 Reviews

This ultimate Segway tour of San Antonio is the best way to see all the city’s highlights and learn some interesting history. Follow your knowledgeable guide ...  Read more

Location: San Antonio, Texas
Duration: 2.5 hours

From USD $63.79
San Antonio City Lights Ghost Tour by Segway, San Antonio, Segway Tours
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San Antonio City Lights Ghost Tour by Segway

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Experience San Antonio lit up at night and see some spooky sites on this Segway tour. When dusk falls, follow your guide on a 1.5-hour tour to see haunted ...  Read more

Location: San Antonio, Texas
Duration: 1.5 hours

From USD $52.98
San Antonio Trolley Tour, San Antonio, Segway Tours
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San Antonio Trolley Tour

4.5 star rating: Recommended 48 Reviews

Discover San Antonio on a sightseeing tour that travels to the city's top sights. See attractions including the Alamo, HemisFair Park, Tower of the Americas, ...  Read more

Location: San Antonio, Texas
Duration: Varies

From USD $26.93
San Antonio: The Grand Historic City Tour, San Antonio, Historical & Heritage Tours
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San Antonio: The Grand Historic City Tour

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Tour includes the confluence of cultures that make San Antonio unique. Includes exciting narrative w/sound effects about historical sites & and significant ...  Read more

Location: San Antonio, Texas
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $109.00
Executive Downtown San Antonio Segway Tour, San Antonio, Full-day Tours
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Executive Downtown San Antonio Segway Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 8 Reviews

The best sightseeing available in downtown San Antonio is on a Segway! Cruise major landmarks and sites such as historic Houston St., Main Plaza, La Villita, ...  Read more

Location: San Antonio, Texas
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $62.00

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