Gettysburg Diorama

Gettysburg Diorama
The Gettysburg Diorama in Gettysburg showing the Battle in miniature.

Thursday, April 14, 2016

San Fernando Cathedral- San Antonio Texas

San Fernando Cathedral was built between 1738 and 1749.  According to the brochure I got from them, "The walls of that church still stand today making it the oldest continuously operating cathedral in the United States, and the oldest building in Texas."

A stone marker inside indicated the official center of San Antonio.

There are many great statues and paintings inside.  There is a statue of Pope John Paul II, who visited San Fernando Cathedral on September 13th, 1987.

The church is forever linked to the Battle of the Alamo in many ways.

Santa Anna was hanging out here when the Battle started.


Five years before the Battle, Jim Bowie was married here.

AND MANY visitors (including me) stop by to see the remains of the Defenders of the Alamo. 



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