The Alamo

Originally named Mission San Antonio de Valero, the Alamo served as home to missionaries and their Native American converts for nearly seventy years. More than 2.5 million people a year visit the 4.2 acre complex known worldwide as "The Alamo" (a Spanish word meaning “cottonwood”). Most come to see the old mission where a small band of Texans held out for thirteen days against the centralist army of General Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna. Although the Alamo fell in the early morning hours of March 6, 1836, the death of the Alamo defenders has come to symbolize courage and sacrifice for the cause of liberty. The memories of James Bowie, David Crockett, and William B. Travis are as powerful today as when the Texan Army under Sam Houston shouted "Remember the Alamo!" as it routed Santa Anna at the battle of San Jacinto on April 21, 1836. The Alamo is a "must see" for all who come to San Antonio, making hotels near the Alamo extremely popular. For easy access to all the sites and attractions of San Antonio choose our welcoming River Walk hotel.

 

300 Alamo Plaza

Phone: 210 225 1391

www.thealamo.org

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600 E. Market Street, San Antonio, Texas, USA, 78205