The Battle of the Alamo
Alamo mission is the most visited tourist attraction in San Antonio, TX. It is a museum in San Antonio and was previously called as the Mission San Antonio de Valero. It resembles a Roman Catholic compound and was originally built by the Spanish for providing education to the Native Americans after they accepted Christianity. But it was later converted to the Flying Company of the Mexican Army who gave it the name Alamo.
Travel San Antonio, TX and you will realize that San Antonio has five Spanish missions of which the four is set in East Texas were later moved to San Antonio. It is making several attempts to revive the mission and the responsibility for preserving The Alamo is taken up by the Daughters of the Republic of Texas.
Since then the building has been in several issues regarding its ownership. As mentioned in the San Antonio, TX travel guide the Alamo holds special place in San Antonio as is was among the first chapel where the stones for the permanent church were laid in the west Texas.
The Alamo - San Antonio, TX
Alamo Mission in San Antonio: Encyclopedia
The Five Spanish Missions of Old San Antonio
It is in the shape of a cross and is beautifully decorated. The Alamo is mostly associated with the battle of missions which was going on between the Mexico and the East Texas. After the 19th century the buildings for given for military base and holds the Mexican control of Military. You may also visit several other small museums and paintings, artifacts which reign back to the Texas Revolution. Another must see at the Alamo is the large diorama which stands firm as it existed back in 1836. Also you can the experience the history from the Wall of History which traces the history back to its mission days.
The Alamo thus holds highest visitors throughout the year in San Antonio and also has the Joshke's nearby which holds the center for all other entertainment purposes.
San Antonio Riverwalk Map & Alamo Plaza Map
Mission San Antonio de Valero 'The Alamo' (1718)
The Battle of the Alamo Address
300 Alamo Plaza
San Antonio, Texas 78205
Tel: (210) 225-1391 Fax: (210) 354-3602
The Battle of the Alamo Hours:
Monday - Saturday: 9 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Sunday: 10 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
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