San Antonio | The Saga



This stunning display shows
rain-or-shine, year-round!

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Admission: On Main Plaza, all events are free and open to the public

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

Parking: Free weekend parking is available for Main Plaza visitors at two different Frost Bank street-level parking lots; Friday nights 6 p.m. to midnight and Saturdays & Sundays 8 a.m. to midnight. These parking lots are located at: Flores & Houston and Flores & Travis. 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.

Artist: Xavier de Richemont

San Antonio | The Saga debuted in June 2014 and has been a staple to the city’s community and visitors since.

This unique video art projection by international artist Xavier de Richemont 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 cathedral in the United States. Through the 24-minute journey, it has become a destination for residents, South Texans, national, and international visitors.

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 canvass. 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 minute clip displayed on the side of the San Fernando church. The clip was specifically designed for the shape of the church and is very well done. I have never seen anything like this before. I liked it. Lots of images. Lots of random clips. Almost like a well-done 24 minute YouTube video with quick hitting shots.

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, France, and currently resides and works in Paris. He studied painting at the National Fine Arts School of Aix-en-Provence (France). For over 20 years, he has conceived monumental video installations around the world- images of which are shown along kiosks and fences on Main Plaza.

He created the first festival of lights in Chartres, France in 2002, where he was the only artist and artistic director for ten years. In 2010, he was invited by the Mexican government to commemorate with his work on 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 into giving amazing content to his works, his 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 most in-demand French video artist in the world.

For more information, please visit his website.