San Antonio | The Saga


This Saga shows rain-or-shine, year-round!

Showtimes: Tuesday through Sunday at 9 PM & 9:30 PM

Admission: Free and open to the public

Where: Main Plaza, Home Of San Fernando Cathedral, 115 N. Main Avenue, San Antonio, TX 78205

Parking: Downtown Tuesday offers free parking at city-operated parking garages, parking lots, and parking meters from 5 p.m. to 2 a.m. every Tuesday.

Free parking is also available at the City Tower Parking Garage (60 N Flores St.) every Sunday.

Artist: Xavier de Richemont

San Antonio | The Saga debuted June 2014. Join us in celebration of 10 years of stunning art and historic education. 

This beloved video art projection depicts the historical discovery, settlement and development of San Antonio, our wonderful Lone Star State, and United States history.

The Saga projection covers 7,000 square feet of light, color and visual narration projected onto the majestic façade of San Fernando Cathedral- the oldest continuously operating cathedral in the United States. Through the 24-minute journey, it has become a destination for residents, South Texans, national, and visitors from across the globe.

International artist Xavier de Richemont created this reknowned exhibit to educate, and delight viewers, and stoke an appreciation for the epic history of San Antonio.

San Antonio | The Saga is the #1 Must See When Visiting San Antonio.

What People Are Saying

An explosion of color, light, music and historical images ... splashed over the facade of one of the city’s beloved historic structures — San Fernando Cathedral...”

Steve Benne

San Antonio Express News

Using stirring music, San Antonio | The Saga ... relates an artistic view of San Antonio’s history through the colorful, animated drawings of French artist Xavier De Richemont.

Vicki Arckoff

Lonely Planet

San Antonio | The Saga takes you on a colorful visual journey through the history of San Antonio.


Travels With Carole

Absolutely brilliant and singular audio-visual experience ! A work of art like no other, and could not be even closely replicated or simulated on any other medium - be it video on small or large screen. I highly recommend this to anyone looking to get a unique historical but modern art experience.

Vikas Rangarajan

Google Review

Beautifully presented with San Fernando Cathedral as the canvas. History of San Antonio in a colorful palette of light and sounds. Best part is - its free to enjoy

Sarah Kate Smith

Google Review

The Saga is a 24 minutes displayed on the side of the San Fernando church. The clips were specifically designed for the shape of the church and very well done. I have never seen anything like this before.

Bob Treue

Google Review

This is one of the best projections show in United States and the only one showing on a cathedral and as a permanent show. If you are in San Antonio this is in the top 5 places to see.

Peter Stalinescu

Google Review

About the Artist



French painter Xavier de Richemont was born in Algeria and currently resides and works in Angers (France). He studied painting at the National Fine Arts School of Aix-en-Provence (France). For over 20 years, he has conceived monumental video installations worldwide.
In 2002, he created the first festival of lights in Chartres, France, where he was the only artist and artistic director for ten years. In 2010, he was invited by the Mexican government to commemorate the bicentenary of independence and the centenary of the Mexican Revolution in seven emblematic cities in the country. Later, 2012 marked his work with the grand opening of the Grand Museum of Maya World in Merida Yucatan, Mexico, with his founding piece “Yuca’ma’yab” about the Mayan’s history.
His talent in giving amazing content to his works, lyrical graphic design and shivering movements, using slow motion and images vibrations as a leitmotiv, mixing abstraction, narration, and music in a very personal way are composed and projected with his video. His research for a new style of painting through this contemporary graphical mean, his knowledge of theatrical space, and his experience as a painter make him one of the world's most in-demand French video artist.
For more information, please visit his website.