Aunque la construcción no comenzó hasta 1749, esta catedral fue fundada en 1731 por los isleños de Canarias/España, que intentaron construir su propio lugar de culto. Es el santuario en una catedral más antiguo de Estados Unidos. El famoso defensor de el Alamo, James Bowie, se casó aquí y, durante el sitio de El Álamo Santa Anna, lo usó como un puesto de observación. Figuras históricas notables como Bowie, William Travis y Davy Crockett están enterrados aquí. La catedral sigue atrayendo a grandes multitudes para la misa y siempre da la bienvenida a los visitantes.
The cornerstone of St. Mark's was laid in 1859, but the onset of the Civil War delayed construction. Work resumed in 1873 and the first service was held on Easter Sunday in 1875. An interesting note about St. Mark's Episcopal Church is that Lyndon Baines Johnson and Claudia "Lady Bird" Taylor were wed at this location on November 17, 1934. This was also the first Episcopal Cathedral built west of the Mississippi River. The first Sunday service is the 7:45a Holy Eucharist. At 8a, breakfast is offered for a small charge, while another Holy Eucharist is offered at 9a. The children's chapel is also in service at 9a. At 10:10a, an all-age-group Sunday School is offered. The third Holy Eucharist takes place at 11a and is followed by 'Tea Under the Trees'. If you are looking for a traditional Episcopalian service in a very historical church, this may be just the place for you to visit.
A popular dining place, Southerleigh Fine Food & Brewery has established a place for itself in the minds of diners due to its fabulous food and creative brews that are prepared onsite. Take a quick tour of the brewery and then sit back and enjoy the food put together by Chef Jeff Balfour. Each of the beers created by Les Locke has a distinct flavor that stands out from the others. A special favorite is the Smoke on the Water that is recommended to be enjoyed along with Boiled Shrimp and Pork Jowl. Plenty of outside-seating also allows diners to enjoy the fine weather.
Located about 16 miles northwest of downtown San Antonio, this is one of many area churches honoring the patroness of the Americans, the Virgin of Guadalupe. This church reflects the area's Hispanic heritage with its beamed ceiling, its walls of native stone and its Saltillo tile floors. It is charming and peaceful, with windows behind the altar looking out over the wooded banks of the creek bed. The Blessed Sacrament chapel is small and intimate, with native limestone walls and rustic pews that reflect the frontier nature of the town.
If you are looking for a contemporary Christian church service, then BRCC might just be the place for you. Pastor David Saathoff delivers messages from the Bible and relates them to today's society. BRCC's demographic is younger than most churches. The services use PowerPoint slides as well as video and visual presentations to help convey the message, and the music has a definite rock flair. BRCC may not cater to the traditional church-going crowd, but in this case that's not necessarily a bad thing. Casual attire is accepted, and even encouraged, and the music leans more towards rock and roll (no traditional organ/piano music here). BRCC also has a children's program called Promised Land, which runs concurrent with the adult service.
Established on March 2, 1879, this church forms an integral part of the history of La Villita. No particular denomination met here consistently, but it continues to exist, and is the favorite local wedding venue. The church also supports and hosts the Starving Artist Art Gallery's annual show—so whether you wish to wed or enter your art-work in the event, call to register!
The UTSA Main Gallery hosts exhibitions that feature artwork created by the university's students and faculty, alongside juried exhibitions as well. The gallery is located in the Art Building of the Main 1604 Campus of the University of Texas at San Antonio, and is a must see for those who enjoy discovering new artists. The artwork displayed at the university's Main Gallery often presents a fresh, new perspective on the world, created by a new generation of artists at the very beginning of their careers.
The roots of this church date back to 1890. Over the years, the congregation has grown and has moved several times, finally settling in a permanent, multi-purpose stone building in 1980. A pipe organ was installed in 1991; it has a prominent presence in the sanctuary and makes a beautiful sound in the hands of the very qualified organists who play it.
A part of the Ancient Arabic Order of the Nobles of the Mystic Shrine, or Shriners, the Alzafar Shrine takes forward the organization's principle of spreading love, fraternity, relief, and truth. This temple was built around the early years of the 20th Century, and is a prominent structure for this fraternity. They also have facilities that they rent out for a variety of purposes. Do see the website to know more.
This Catholic church boasts a large and active congregation in the heart of North San Antonio. With daily mass, numerous parish committees and strong community organizations, there is something with which everyone can become involved. In addition to regular church services and activities, Blessed Sacrament offers a private school, day care and an after-school program for children.