Approach the Alamo from the south. On your right, the mighty Cenotaph honors the Texian and Tejano Defenders. Farther forward, open space leads to the Alamo itself. The Cenotaph and Alamo are now in one line of sight. Relocating the Cenotaph just outside the Alamo’s historic footprint gives the Defenders’ empty tomb more prominence. It sets a reverent, reflective tone for entering the historic site.