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‘The Saga’ is hands down the coolest thing I’ve seen since moving to San Antonio

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Preview of Xavier de Richemont’s video projection on San Fernando Cathedral.

Preview of Xavier de Richemont’s video projection on San Fernando Cathedral.

Photo: Courtesy Xavier De Richmont

Photo: Courtesy Xavier De Richmont

Preview of Xavier de Richemont’s video projection on San Fernando Cathedral.

Preview of Xavier de Richemont’s video projection on San Fernando Cathedral.

Photo: Courtesy Xavier De Richmont

‘The Saga’ is hands down the coolest thing I’ve seen since moving to San Antonio

My fiancé and I moved to San Antonio from Chicago, a city that spoils its residents with cultural freebies.

We were understandably worried that moving to the Alamo City would mean saying goodbye to our beloved outdoor movie screenings, music in the park and rotating art installations along the river.

But San Antonio plays to win.

If you haven’t yet seen “The Saga,” drop everything and make plans.

The art installation debuted in 2014 and paints the history and development of San Antonio throughout a 24-minute, 7,000-square-foot video that projects on the cathedral’s facade for passersby to watch.

The technicolor show (complete with historically appropriate tunes) is guaranteed to impress. The colors and patterns are designed to play off the Cathedral’s architecture, bringing the entire building to life with portraits of historical figures, vibrant Tejano patters, western scenery, an entire Battle of the Alamo and even flying bell peppers (yes, flying bell peppers).

It’s an absolute delight.

Take the kids, take the significant other, take your out-of-town guests, take your neighbor, take your dentist. Just go.

Click through the slideshow above for a sample that, to be honest, doesn’t remotely do the real thing justice.

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