Goliad chapels revisited

I’ve always enjoyed visiting Goliad, especially when the weather’s good and the company’s exceptional.

On March 20, Virginia, Gene, and their beloved granddaughter, Juju, accompanied us to the TX Tropical Trail Region outing in Goliad, which is part of the TX Independence Trail Region.

On the agenda, of course, was the Presidio La Bahia, which I’ve visited many times since seventh grade.  Then, after lunch, we explored Goliad State Park, another of my longtime faves, on our own.

Presidio Nuestra Señora de Loreto de la Bahia

During our visit, I learned two things about the chapel’s altar: The mural was painted by a local artist in 1946; and “the doll,” whose garments change to reflect the church season, is more than three-hundred years old.  Additionally, the presidio has been renovated since we were last there three years ago.







Mission Nuestra Señora del Espiritu Santo de Zuñiga







Links of interest…  Goliad: 250th birthday bash / about / attractions / history / massacre reenactment (video) / Palm Sunday, 1836 / tourism / video (YouTube)…  Goliad State Park: about / mission / official video (YouTube) / photos / state park…  Presidio La Bahia: about / award / brief look (YouTube) / facebook / fort tour / history / landmark…  Our Lady of Loreto Chapel: historic mission / national park / photo album (more) / quarters / restored / South TX site / Spanish mission / two videos (YouTube) / website
…  Texas: day by day / highways (more) / parks & wildlife

WP posts…  Dunes chapel…  Dunes chapel redux…  Elvis moment…  In the pink…  Memory lane…  Painted churches…  Prayers and blessings…  St. Peregrine relic…  Stella Maris…  The third charm…  Two chapels

2 Responses

  1. Sehr tolle Fotos es ist immer wieder schön alles zu lesen,und die Foto begeistern mich sehr,viele liebe Grüsse Klaus

    Translation: Great photos. It’s always nice to read everything. The photos are really compelling. Many greetings, Klaus

    • Hi again, Klaus. Thank you for your comments. The chapels in Goliad are most historic; the downtown area, quaint. The whole area’s appealing to no end. I think you’d like it there!

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