Live Alamo Plaza Webcam in Texas
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- Location: Alamo Plaza, San Antonio, Texas, United States
- Source: www.thealamo.org
- Info: Live streaming webcam at the Alamo Plaza in San Antonio in Texas. The Alamo Plaza is located in the centre of downtown San Antonio. It is the commercial centre that developed around Texas’ most famous shrine, the Alamo.
More info: The Alamo is a historic Spanish mission and fortress compound founded in the 18th century by Roman Catholic missionaries in what is now San Antonio.
Following the arrival of the Spanish Catholics in the early eighteenth century, local Native Americans sought shelter and protection from rival tribes, with the Franciscan missionaries. In exchange for conversion to Christianity, Native Americans were provided safe havens within the missions and were given Spanish names.
The Mission San Antonio de Valero was moved twice before it settled at its final location in 1724. In 1793, it became a a military garrison to protect Spanish colonial land from the French. The Alamo later served Mexican armies until the Texian forces occupied it during the famous 13-day siege in the Battle of the Alamo, in 1836, which is the most iconic battle in Texas history.