Alamo, commonly referred to as the Alamo mission, is a historic Spanish fortress and mission compound established by Roman Catholic missionaries in the 18th Century. It located in San Antonio, Texas. Alamo is the site where the Battle of the Alamo took place in 1836. Today, the site serves as a museum. Alamo was among the early Spanish missions in the state of Texas. It was initially meant to serve as an education center for American Indians in the area after they convert to Christianity. The mission would, in 1793, be secularized and later abandoned. It was made a fortress ten years later.