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Old 06-12-2009, 09:39 PM
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Is this church located in a safe neighborhood (Zarzamora & Culebra?) Would a family with small children feel comfortable/safe parking and walking around the church grounds? New to S.A. and have never been down that way....
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Old 06-12-2009, 09:59 PM
 
Location: North Central S.A.
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You'll be safe. The hoods in the area leave churches and schools alone. And it's the daytime.
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Old 06-12-2009, 10:00 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX via San Antonio, TX
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I wouldn't venture too much further then the church area. Not horrible, but not the safest area.

The Culebra area is under a lot of construction at the moment as well, so be careful with the traffic situation. I made the mistake of going to down there s few days ago and got honked at because I was driving too slowly for those hat were used to the construction.

The Basillica itself is beautiful, though. It may be worth the trip to see if you're really psyched to see it.
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Old 06-12-2009, 10:07 PM
 
Location: Seaford, Delaware
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the biggest problem is the major construction on Culebra Rd. it's a beautiful church and grounds too. it's well worth the hassle of fighting the construction. And yes it's as safe as any other area of the city.
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Old 06-13-2009, 07:03 AM
 
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I ditto everybody else - you will be fine. It's a fairly poor part of town, but the church is popular, well-lit and safe. No one is going to break into your car or accost you or anything like that and the worst danger currently are the people who insist on driving down Culebra like it's not 1.5 lanes surrounded by construction.

One of my friends at school sends her kid to the Little Flower School, and she's never had anything bad to say about the neighborhood around it.

Double up your trip to see the Little Flower with a stop at Delicious Tamales, and then you're really on the right track!
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Old 06-13-2009, 08:12 PM
 
Location: Kallison Ranch, San Antonio,TX.
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You will be fine. It is an older part of town with many established families. All of the folks that I have met in the area are SUPER. They look out for each other and they'll look out for you.

I would feel safer there than at San Fernando, which as you know is Downtown.

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Old 06-13-2009, 08:31 PM
 
Location: San Antonio, Texas
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You should have no problems. I have been to Mass there several times and felt completely comfortable.
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Old 06-13-2009, 08:37 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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There's a small little parking lot across the street where you can park at. Like people have said, the church and grounds are perfectly safe.
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Old 06-13-2009, 09:09 PM
 
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much older side of town --- but well worth the trip --- gorgeous church, just beautiful!!!
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