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Experience San Antonio: The Alamo


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The Alamo Mission in San Antonio, commonly called the Alamo, was originally known as “Misión San Antonio de Valero”. It’s part of the San Antonio Missions World Heritage Site in San Antonio, Texas, United States. (Did you know that San Antonio is the USA’s 7th largest city??)

As the defenders saw it, the Alamo was the key to the defense of Texas during the Texas Revolution, and they were ready to give their lives rather than surrender their position to General Santa Anna! Among the Alamo’s garrison were Jim Bowie, renowned knife fighter, and David Crockett, famed frontiersman and former congressman from Tennessee.

Highlights

+ There’s a huge fountain that bears Crockett’s name near the entrance. See my photos below!

*Garlands in front of the entrance honor the month in which the Battle of Alamo ended (March)

+ Close by one of the oldest hotels in America, The Hotel Menger

+ Gift shop is huge with a great array of choice

+ Audio tours available

+ The site is free to visit and any tour is self-guided

Related Links

+ More on The Battle of Alamo here.

+ See the Alamo website + its social media channels here.

+ Want to know what the locals feel are the important things to do while touring San Antonio? Travel Channel has an awesome video!

+ Top 10 touring tips from the locals!

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