Built in 1718 by Spanish missionaries, the Alamo was the first of five missions built in present-day San Antonio in an attempt to convert the Native American population to Christianity and assimilate into Spanish society.
The Alamo was originally intended as a Franciscan mission and evolved into a military post for the Mexican army just before the Mexican-American War. The fort served as a crucial battle and turning-point in the effort for Texas independence.
Though all Texan defenders of the Alamo were killed during the siege, the battle inspired many Texans to join the Texan Army to fight for independence. The deep desire to avenge the losses incurred at the Alamo helped Texas defeat the Mexican Army at the battle of San Jacinto in April of 1836.
Today, the Alamo sees approximately 2.5 million visitors per year to honor the 13-day siege. Managed by the Daughters of the Republic of Texas since 1905, the 4.2 acre complex hosts 3 buildings holding relics and details of the battle and war for Texas.
When you visit San Antonio, be sure to live the battle cry of the Texas army and “remember the Alamo!” with a visit to the historical shrine.
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