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Beautiful church

As I mentioned in my review of the Presidio, the church is still a working Catholic church. It has... read more

Reviewed 7 March 2017
James W
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Crockett, TX, United States
Historical

We enjoyed visiting the Chapel. It was the day after Christmas and it was still decorated for the... read more

Reviewed 27 December 2016
pnkgirl27
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San Antonio, Texas
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One of the oldest churches in the country, still offering Sunday services.
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“carved doors” (2 reviews)
“la bahia” (3 reviews)
“the presidio” (6 reviews)
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Goliad, TX
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Reviewed 7 March 2017

As I mentioned in my review of the Presidio, the church is still a working Catholic church. It has been maintained and repaired for the congregation. The painting in the altar area is relatively recent, but depicts the history of the church when it was...More

Thank James W
Reviewed 27 December 2016

We enjoyed visiting the Chapel. It was the day after Christmas and it was still decorated for the holiday. A Very historical and moving to be in.

Thank pnkgirl27
Reviewed 12 December 2016

When you enter these doors you know you are in a very special and holy place.Beautiful and restored magnificently.

Thank Sharon C
Reviewed 21 November 2016

It is believed that many men are buried in the floor of the Chapel. Visit the museum part of the chapel for viewing fascinating artifacts they uncovered during renovations. It' just beautiful. And they pipe in choral music that adds to the atmosphere!

Thank Leslie D
Reviewed 18 November 2016 via mobile

I'd had read about that chapel on the internet but could barely believe it. A stair built by a mysterious man and that no one could explain it "mathematically ".... Now that I had the chance to visit it myself (it's not a chapel anymore,...More

Thank Maria T
Reviewed 31 October 2016

active church parish, wonderful restoration, beautiful fresco. History well presented and preserved. Guide knowledgeable, friendly.

Thank gattsav
Reviewed 22 August 2016

We were lucky to stop by when the Chapel was open for the public. As old as this Chapel is, it is still used for Mass today. What a beautiful Chapel and grounds. So much history!!

Thank cheri2014
Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

As the oldest operating Catholic Church in Texas, the cool factor was high, like the ceiling. I didn't know what to expect, but found it furnished roughly, simply, and beautifully. The best sensation was hearing the Gregorian chant recording. The little, old chapel felt like...More

1  Thank Michael G
Reviewed 18 July 2016

This is a stunningly beautiful, yet simple, little chapel within the walls of the Presidio la Bahia in Goliad. It is still a functioning Catholic Church, and it is obvious that it is well loved and well cared for. The altar and the fresco painted...More

1  Thank P5_Crazy_Train
Reviewed 20 May 2016

Just below the cross over the facade is a statue of "Nuestra Senora" done by Lincoln Borglum, the son of Gutzon Borglum who carved Mt. Rushmore. Inside is a fresco behind the altar that was painted by Antonio Garcia in 1946. Still in use as...More

1  Thank travel4funaurora_OH
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