San Fernando Cathedral Tours – Texas, San Antonio, United States

San Fernando Cathedral


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115 Main Plaza, United States, San Antonio, Texas

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The Cathedral of San Fernando is located in Downtown San Antonio. It is a Roman Catholic Church and the seat of the archbishop. Its construction started in 1731 and it is the oldest church in Texas. Except from being known as the Cathedral of San Fernando it is also known as the Church of Nuestra Señora de la Candelaria y Guadalupe. It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places as well.  The chatedral was founded a fifteen families that arrived from the Canary Islands. In the 19th century the cathedral was extended and Gothic elements were added to it. Today, the cathedral is the center of religious life of the Roman Catholics in San Antonio. This cathedral is especially proud by the fact that it was visited by the Pope John Paul II in 1987.

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