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La Villita Historic Arts Village, San Antonio

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Visit a selection of galleries, shops, and restaurants, and take a journey through San Antonio's history at La Villita Historic Arts Village. The area's background as a melting pot of different cultures is evident in the variety of architectural styles. Once a spot for Native American and Spanish settlements, this is one of the city's oldest neighborhoods. Today it's an artistic hub where you can find everything from handmade pottery, jewelry, and clothes to paintings, folk art, and metal art. At the neighborhood's cafes and restaurants, you can enjoy drinks and both local and international specialties. For a preview, examine the online walking-tour brochure that features information on the area's historic buildings. Using our online itinerary creator, San Antonio attractions like La Villita Historic Arts Village can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • Went on Monday afternoon, was pretty deserted and not much going on. Lots of art galleries which is not interesting to me, I would imagine it would be better to travel here on the weekends when there ...  more »
  • An old, historical settlement, however, quite a few of the old houses were unfortunately destroyed, much arts and crafts (good quality) is offered in the remaining buildings, beautiful native American jewelry, Mexican clothing, Toepferee. The small church but also worth a visit is nice and easy. By LaVillita are also just a few steps to the river walk.
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  • I always enjoy a day trip here. Everything and anything is to be found here. A great array of shops and restaurants. Really nice shops. Great just to walk around and window shop or search for that one...  more »
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  • Great little area and great festivals. Attended Dia De Los Muertos festival and had a great time with the family. Very clean and plenty of space. Great festival food.
  • I loved just walking around this little village. Next time though I will come without my kids. Lol. I wanted to view each shop and admire the art, but the kids weren't very interested. Can't wait to come back and see everything!
  • Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful. Warm to walk around on a hot summer's day but the fountains are relaxing and there are lovely little shops to duck into and cool off in, while browsing art or stained glass or screenprinted fabric or some other delightful craft. A beautiful quite little maze of shops and courtyards easily accessible on street level or from the Riverwalk. Definitely visit.
  • It's beautiful! It's atmosphere is culturally rich! It's fun, the shops are nice! Be a tourist in your own city and visit! Close to the River Walk and River Center Mall!
  • A great mix of shops and art galleries. East walk from the river walk. Main entrance has stairs. Parking is where you can find it around the area. Best option is park for Riverwalk then walk over