City Center, San Antonio
Many of the city's attractions are located in the city center, all of which are within close proximity to each other.
The Alamo is an early 18th C church which was later turned into a fort. The building was made famous in the war of independence when a small Texas force used the fort for cover against an army of 3000 Mexicans.
Paseo del Rio (River Walk)
South of the Arneson Theater is La Villita, the Mexican quarter (mid-18th c.; restored), with many shops selling folk art, art galleries and restaurants in adobe houses.
Hemis Fair Park
Spanish Governor's Palace
To the west of the San Antonio River, reached by way of the Main Plaza and the archiepiscopal San Fernando Cathedral (originally built by settlers from the Canaries in 1738-58), is the Military Plaza/Plaza de Armas, with the low whitewashed palace of the Spanish governor, built in 1749 with materials imported from Spain.The building is today a National Historic Landmark and operates as a museum.
Address: 105 Plaza De Armas, San Antonio, TX 78205-2412, United States
King William Historic District
Official site: www.sanantonio.gov/dtops/marketsquare/
Address: 514 W. Commerce, San Antonio, TX 78207, United States
Cowboy Museum (closed)
ATTRACTION IS CLOSED.The museum, housed in an 1850's building, contains a collection of Old West artifacts and art as well as depictions of a saloon, saddle shop, jail, and general store.
Institute of Texan Cultures
The exhibits at the Institute of Texan Cultures depict the contributions of many of the ethnic and cultural groups that settled in Texas. The museum's collection is displayed through rotating exhibits.
Official site: www.texancultures.utsa.edu
Address: 801 South Bowie Street, San Antonio, TX 78205-3296, United States
Casa Navarro State Historic Site
This was the home of Jose Antonio Navarro, a central figure in the formation of Texas. His personal memorabilia is on display.
Official site: www.visitcasanavarro.com/index.aspx?page=3
Address: 228 South Laredo Street, San Antonio, TX 78207-4544, United States
Edward Steves Homestead
This home was built in 1876 for Edward Steves, founder of the Steves Lumber Company. It has been maintained since 1954 as a historic home.
Official site: www.saconservation.org/tours/steves.htm
Address: 509 King William Street, San Antonio, TX 78204-1411, United States
Plaza Theater of Wax
The museum has more than 250 life-size wax figures displayed in various theme settings.
Address: 301 Alamo Plaza, San Antonio, TX 78205-2605, United States
San Fernando Cathedral
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