"San Fernando Cathedral" San Fernando Cathedral Tip by Djinn76

San Fernando Cathedral, San Antonio: 11 reviews and 30 photos


This site for the Church of San Fernando was selected on July 2, 1731. Several churches were built before the present one. In 1868, architect F. Giraud started an heavy renovation of the old church, indeed a complete redesign! The original bell tower and part of the nave were razed and he started to build most of what we can see today. Although the second bell tower was not completed until 1902, the new church was consecrated in October 1873. With the formation of the Diocese of San Antonio in 1874, the church was designated a cathedral. The cathedral underwent another major restoration in the mid-1970s. Repairs were also made in preparation for Pope John Paul II's visit of September 13, 1987.

Address: 115 Main Plaza, San Antonio, Texas
Directions: Located at San Fernando Cathedral

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  • Written Dec 28, 2003
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