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Guide To Visiting The Alamo, San Antonio Texas (& Its Yellow Rose)

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When it comes to finding historical attractions in the state of Texas, there are none more prominent or more important than The Alamo San Antonio, or Mission San Antonio de Valero as its known in Spanish.

This centuries old fortress is where the Texian Army and Mexican Forces fought side by side at the Battle of the Alamo against the Native Americas.

It’s also one of the first Spanish missions in Texas, making it one of the oldest landmarks in the state.

Its important and bloody past is one of the most famous and poignant moments in Texas history, so no stop to San Antonio would be complete without paying The Alamo a visit.

Although it’s free to enter, there is plenty to see and do here. If you’re thinking of visiting The Alamo in San Antionio Texas, then keep reading to learn about its history and what there is to see and do.

About The Alamo San Antonio Texas

mum and dad standing outside the alamo

The Alamo stands in the center of Downtown San Antonio in Texas.

The old fort and cobble stoned streets, beautiful oak trees and the tree-lined San Antonio River Walk across from it, makes it one of the prettiest cities in the US.

This Spanish military presidio on the riverbank was originally the Mission of San Antonio de Valero, which was build in 1718 and later relocated to its current place.

The Alamo, and the nearby San Antonio Missions National Historical Park, (which we didn’t get to visit) are a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Next time we visit San Antonio I want to bike along the river to explore each of the missions, which are set along a 12 mile path from downtown.

savannah sitting on old artillery gun

The Alamo is one of the pivotal battle sites of America in February 1836, at the time of the Texas revolution.

The Native Americans, fighting for independence from the tyrannical control of the Mexicans, were severely outnumbered by the Mexican army who surrounded them in the military garrison.

Only a few women and children in the fort survived after the 13-day siege came to an end.

During the siege of the Alamo, roughly 200 Texan soldiers defending the Alamo were killed, including their leaders, Colonels William B. Travis and James Bowie, and the legendary frontiersman Davy Crockett.

Tpalm trees beside the stone wall of the he Alamo

You can wander through the old Church to see where the last few soldiers fought until the bitter end and then wander through the grounds to see other parts of the old fort whose boundaries are now much…

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