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. Our San Antonio trip itinerary planner makes visiting La Villita Historic Arts Village and other San Antonio attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • La Villita is a neat area that has boutiques that have items that are hand made locally and within the US. Definitely, worth checking out for those great items that you can’t find elsewhere.  more »
  • We spent a couple of hours Monday morning browsing at the shops. It is definitely a little village, and a lot of the shops are quite cool. We bought candles, jewelry, hats, soaps... seems like every s...  more »
  • One of my girlfriends and I spent the morning wandering here while the gents played golf. the shops are all filled with products by unique, local or import artisans and crafters. Prices range from $20...  more »
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  • This is really enjoyable venue to visit. There are lots of different kind of retail stores here. Mostly all locally owned and operated. They are small perhaps a few hundred square feet to a thousand square feet. There is a lot of variety in the type of stores and their offerings. Food and retail and art. Definitely a place.for a tourist to spend enjoyable time . . .and probably leave with a treasure.
  • Great place to wander around if you're not sure what to do with your day. Tons of unique shops. Shop owners seemed to all be friendly and sometimes you can haggle some prices. Loved my time here.
  • This was an adorable little quaint place. There were a few good spots to take wonderful pictures. Especially at the theater area. They had a beautiful stairway there for pictures as well. Unfortunately, when we were there not much was going on. We actually thought the place was closed. Then we noticed a few people here and there coming in and out of a couple of the shops. Lovely little place though.
  • We had an amazing time at this old and historic Mexican village. It is good to come here early in the morning and spend some time taking memorable photos of this place while you set and enjoy the spectacular view of the village. There are several gates to this village. It can be accessed from the three sides of the streets or from the riverwalk. There are also some gift shops around that sell antiques and souvenirs.
  • Great shops... Don't be fooled that all items are local and hand made. Read the labels and don't fall for the pitch but of course if you like something just buy it and be happy 😊

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