The Alamo, San Antonio, Texas
Originally named Misión San Antonio de Valero, the Alamo's place history was forever guaranteed by the heroic actions of a small band of Texans & Tejanos against the forces of General Antonio López de Santa Anna. The defenders held out for 13 days against Santa Anna's army but just before daybreak on the morning of March 6, 1836, columns of Mexican soldiers headed for the Alamo's walls. After about only two hours the battle was over.
As you can see from this picture of the Alamo it's a popular destination in San Antonio and much better preserved than you would ever imagine.
It's a shrine to defenders of the Alamo, so taking photographs inside the mission is forbidden.
Further information is available at
Getting there? Map
The Alamo, at Night
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