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Welcome to The Alamo

The Alamo

The Alamo has assumed mythological significance in American culture. Davy Crocket and his small party held out for 13 days against a 2,500-strong Mexican army before finally being overrun and executed. The Alamo is now described as the cradle of Texan liberty and for years after the siege Texans would cry "Remember the Alamo" during battle. The actual Alamo building is smaller than most visitors expect, and its gravitas slightly undermined by tacky amusement park rides and souvenir shops. That doesn't daunt millions of annual visitors who make a pilgrimage here, often without really knowing why.

Information & Facts

300 Alamo Plaza
Free; donations appreciated
English is the most common language but Spanish is often spoken in south-western states.

The US Dollar (USD) is the unit of currency and is divided into 100 cents. Only major banks exchange foreign currency. ATMs are widespread and credit cards and travellers cheques are widely accepted. Travellers cheques should be taken in US Dollars to avoid hassles. Banking hours are Monday to Friday 9am to 3pm.

Opening Times
Monday to Saturday 9am to 5.30pm; Sundays 10am to 5.30pm. Extended opening hours during summer.
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