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La Villita Historic Arts Village, San Antonio

Categories: Historic Walking Areas, Historic Sites, Tourist Spots
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3.5/5 based on 500+ reviews on the web
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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  • Wanted to see this little village with art and small shops, glad we did. It was a nice collection of various items from soaps, copper, glass, Mexican items, and art. Also had places to eat. 
  • I love things, so I'm biased. I thought it was very tasty and affordable. It's worth it. Filled with crafts, music and typical foods.
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  • Very quant little market area right off the river, BEST Breakfast we had was at la villita restaurant. The brisket tacos are to do die for (and we're from Dallas- we know brisket) 
  • 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!
  • I live to come here to get gifts. Some fantastic stuff from Mexico. I bought this black clay skull from a nice little shop there. Wonderful place to walk around and see things you might not see in other places.
  • A beautiful, historical area. Nice place for a stroll, cute shops, good lunch deli.
  • Beautiful place, my wife had a event here and turned out to be a special night. Highly recommend taking a troll through here.
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