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Thursday, August 5, 2010

The ALAMO

The Alamo is one of the most historic places to visit in the San Antonio, Texas area. It is a must see. Admission is FREE! No pictures allowed inside.
The chapel of the Alamo Mission is known as the "Shrine of Texas Liberty"
According to Wikipedia, the Alamo was originally known as Mission San Antonio de Valero, is a former Roman Catholic mission and fortress compound, site of the Battle of the Alamo in 1836, and now a museum, in San Antonio, Texas.

The compound, which originally comprised a sanctuary and surrounding buildings, was built by the Spanish Empire in the 18th century for the education of local Native Americans after their conversion to Christianity. In 1793, the mission was secularized and soon abandoned. Ten years later, it became a fortress housing the Mexican Army group the Second Flying Company of San Carlos de Parras, who likely gave the mission the name "Alamo".


Fun Travel Trivia:
Q: What does Alamo mean in Spanish?
A: Alamo is the Spanish word for cottonwood. It was thought there were cottonwood trees that were adjacent to the mission.

6 comments :

Chuchie | Chie Wilks said...

ka nice sis..historical places are my fav. place to explore jud...familiar daw si hubby sa place kay nkaanha daw xa katong sundalo pa xa..pero he wasn't able to explore the place daw kay he was in a hospital at San Antonio agi sa iyang back injury...

lina@women's perspectives said...

I love visit historical places...

By MelCole of PA said...

Wow I like the design of the entrance, looks ancient :)

Mel Alarilla said...

I have seen the movie The Alamo starring John Wayne and have been familiar with the historical account of the place. It is one of the most revered shrine in the US. Thanks for the post. God bless you all always.

Eden said...

Nice kaayo ang building. This is a great place to visit. Thanks for sharing Dhemz

*♥Shydub♥* said...

Hi alamo, i hope one day we get to visit texas andother stae inthe US para happy happy joy joy hehehhe

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