Friday

Right Up There With The Alamo

Remember the ALAMO SAGA

That's right, 'gotta love the Alamo, but there's a new favorite stop on our tourist to-dos—actually, for everyone’s to-dos. See the San Fernando Cathedral like never before during this 24-minute show by French artist Xavier De Richemont, in which lights projected onto the cathedral and period related music tell the story of San Antonio from its beginning to today.'
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A Little History and Interesting Facts

On June 13, 2014, San Antonio debuted "San Antonio| The Saga" a captivating video art music
installation on the facade of the San Fernando Cathedral on Main Plaza in heart of downtown San Antonio. Artist De Richemont created this 7000 sq. ft. projection with custom choreographed music in surround sound and narration of the historical discovery, settlement and development of San Antonio. Now the 7th largest city in the nation with a population of 1,327,407, San Antonio is a pivotal location in the story and identity of the United States and even the Continent.

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Native Texans played a large part
The Saga is free and open to the public and is shown on Tuesday, Friday, Saturday and Sundays at 9:00, 9:30 and 10:00pm, weather permitting. You can find the Cathedral in the middle of Main Plaza (aka: the People's Plaza) at 115 N. Main Ave, San Antonio.

This 24-minute journey is renowned painter and video artist Xavier de Richemont’s first outdoor video art installation in the United States. His public installations can be seen in France, Germany, Spain, Morocco, Mexico, Canada, and now, Main Plaza. For more info on Monsieur De Richemont research his bio here. San Antonio is privileged to have his art installation for 10 years through 2024.

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The Alamo Changed Texas and the Nation
Originally built between 1738 and 1755, San Fernando Cathedral is the oldest operating sanctuary in North America. It sits in Main Plaza, the heart of historic San Antonio. Main Plaza is the ideal location for this story to be told as it is one of only four colonial plazas left in the United States, and the only one with a cathedral.

Acclaimed President and CEO of the Witte Museum commented “This is more astonishing than I imagined. To change the tenor, shape and reality of the fa├žade is amazing. To challenge the understanding of an iconic cathedral into a universe of art is breathtaking."
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Texas is famous For...

Showtime Information

When: Every Tuesday, Friday, Saturday, & Sunday
Show Times: 9p, 9:30p, 10p
Admission: FREE
Seating: Feel free to bring your own lawn chairs and blankets from home (optional). 
Where: Main Plaza, home of San Fernando Cathedral, 115 N. Main Avenue, San Antonio, TX 78205

***Schedule is tentative and is subject to change

Parking

On Main Plaza, all events are free and open to the public. Free weekend parking is available for Main Plaza visitors at one of two Frost Bank street-level parking lots Friday nights 6 p.m. to midnight and Saturdays & Sundays 8 a.m. to midnight. Downtown Tuesday offers Free parking at city-operated parking garages, parking lots and parking meters from 5 p.m. to 2 a.m. 

Where to Stay

There are several hotels within view of the Main Plaza where you can watch the Saga from your balcony but for our RV friends - Hidden Valley RV Park will extend a 5% discount on nightly rates if you say "we're coming to see the Saga" when you reserve. (Offer valid thru 12/30/2020.) 

Check out this brief trailer of the presentation to whet your appetite for more. Make sure to let us know about any other favorite things you visited during your stay with us in San Antonio. http://bit.ly/SanAntonioTheSaga
 

Teri from Hidden Valley RV, waiting to make your day Teri Blaschke is the RV Park operator of family owned HiddenValley RV Park in San Antonio, TX and writer of the park blog “A Little Piece of Country in San Antonio.” Teri contributes to various other blogs with a focus on either travel or social media and how it relates to the outdoor hospitality industry but her passion is serving the RV travel community by providing a memorable RV camping experience and growing the Hidden Valley RV family.  Connect with Teri on , Facebook, Pinterest and Twitter@HiddenValleyRV.




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