Presidio Nuestra Senora de Loreto de la Bahia

1 mi. S of Goliad State Park on U.S. 183, Goliad, Texas



Constructed in 1749, this is perhaps the finest example in the country of a Spanish presidio. Spanish soldiers were garrisoned here to protect nearby missions; this post later played an important role in Mexican revolutionary efforts against Spain. -- National Historic Landmark statement of significance, December 24, 1967

National Register information 

Note: The following information comes from the NRHP database and has not been verified.
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on December 24, 1967
Reference number
Areas of significance
Military; Exploration/Settlement
Level of significance
Evaluation criteria
A - Event
Property type
Historic function
Current functions
Museum; Religious structure
Periods of significance
1700-1749; 1800-1824; 1750-1799; 1825-1849
Significant years
1749; 1836
Number of properties
Contributing buildings: 2


18th Century (4,608)
Built 1749 (23)
Built during 1740s (307)
Fort (306)
Goliad County, Texas (11)
Goliad, Texas (9)
Limestone (8,192)
National Historic Landmark (2,195)
Private owner (54,396)
Stone (26,162)
Texas (3,597)