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The Alamo - Things to Know Before Visiting

300 Alamo Plaza, San Antonio, TX 78205, USA


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About The Alamo

The Alamo Mission in San Antonio commonly called The Alamo is a historic Spanish mission and fortress compound founded in the 18th century by Roman Catholic missionaries located in San Antonio, Texas, United States. It was the site of the Battle of the Alamo in 1836. Today it is a museum in the Alamo Plaza Historic District and a part of the San Antonio Missions World Heritage Site.

Attractions Near The Alamo

San Antonio River Walk
San Antonio River Walk0.26km from The Alamo

The San Antonio River Walk is a city park and network of walkways along the banks of the San Antonio River. Lined by bars, shops, restaurants, nature, public artwork, and the five historic missions, the River Walk is an important part of the city's urban fabric and a tourist attraction in its own right.

San Fernando Cathedral
San Fernando Cathedral0.77km from The Alamo

The 18th-century San Fernando Cathedral is the first church built in San Antonio, the oldest standing church in Texas, and one of the oldest cathedrals in the U.S. It’s listed on the National Register of Historic Places

Spanish Governor's Palace
Spanish Governor's Palace0.94km from The Alamo

The Spanish Governor’s Palace, a National Historic Landmark, is the last visible trace of the Presidio San Antonio de Bexar and the only remaining example in Texas of an aristocratic 18th-century Spanish Colonial townhouse.

UTSA Institute of Texan Cultures

This University of Texas San Antonio museum is devoted to the preservation and progression of Texas culture through science, education, and history.

San Antonio Museum of Art
San Antonio Museum of Art1.31km from The Alamo

The San Antonio Museum of Art is an art museum in Downtown San Antonio, Texas, USA. With a collection spanning 5,000 years of global culture, SAMA is the only encyclopedic museum of fine art in South Texas.

Historic Market Square
Historic Market Square1.32km from The Alamo

Historic Market Square is the largest Mexican market in the United States.

Where is The Alamo

Discover More Attractions in Bexar County, Where The Alamo Is Located

Bexar County
Bexar County
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Bexar County is a county of the U.S. state of Texas. Home of the first-ever digital library, BiblioTech, Bexar County is also the home of such treasures as the San Antonio Riverwalk, the Alamo, and our historic Missions, which are a World Heritage Site.