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Tower of the Americas , San Fernando Cathedral, Arneson River Theater, and Bexar County Probate Court are the next landmarks in the review. Just like in the beginning of the review, we have prepared a collection of historic facts and some awesome photographs for each of these top architecture monuments of San Antonio. Don’t forget to admire the look of these sights from a bird’s eye view. This view is available in the flyover video of the architectural skyline of San Antonio. After such a guide, it won’t be a hassle to make up a great plan of a real-life excursion tour in San Antonio. Ready, steady, go!

Tower of the Americas , San Antonio

» The Tower of the Americas is a skyscraper and a true symbol of San Antonio.
»  The building is 230 m high. It is the highest construction in San Antonio.
»  In the tower, there are a restaurant and two observation platform. You can reach them by one of the three exterior lifts.
»  The restaurant in the tower is unusual because it constantly rotates. It has a breathtaking panoramic view of the city.
»  The 30-meter spire on the roof of the skyscraper is used for TV and radio broadcasts.

San Fernando Cathedral, San Antonio

» San Fernando Cathedral was founded in 1731. Nowadays, it is the oldest continuously functioning religious community in the state of Texas.
»  It can be said that it is the most significant church in San Antonio. It is not only the geographical, but also cultural center of the city.
»  San Fernando Cathedral is visited by many worshipers and tourists. The church attracts them with their beauty and magnificence.
»  Churchmen are renowned for their hospitality. Everyone who comes here for help gets it. At the cathedral, there is also a Catholic mission and a Sunday school.
»  Here, you can also see memorial plates dedicated to defenders of the Alamo Fortress. In the sarcophagus at the cathedral, their remains found here during archaeological excavations are kept.

Arneson River Theater, San Antonio

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Facts: » Arneson River Theater is located in the historic center of the city on the namesake embankment.
»  Here, you can watch theatrical performances in the open air.
»  Spectators sit right on the stairs covered with grass.
»  Near the theatre, there is the stone Rosita's Bridge that is often used during performances.
»  Today, the Arneson River Theater is visited by thousands of tourists. Here, you can listen to folk music, visit different concerts, take part in games, dance, and watch an opera performance.

Bexar County Probate Court, San Antonio

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Facts: » The Bexar County Probate Court attracts many tourists with its architectural style. This building was built in the city center in 1896 by the project of James Gordon.
»  The building of the court is an architectural monument in San Antonio. It had a red facade built in the Roman style.
»  In 1999, the construction was reconstructed for the last time, due to which the city authorities have managed to maintain its pristine magnificence.
»  Two square towers of different heights are decorated with multiple balustrades and relief columns. The building has high rectangular windows along its entire perimeter.
»  At the upper level, there is a beautiful balcony decorated with lots of molded items and relief pictures.
»  You can visit the court building only with a tour group and by appointment.
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