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La Villita Historic Arts Village, San Antonio

(3.6/5 based on 550+ 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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  • I tried a couple of times to visit La Villita over the weeknd and each day it was closed or closing. So, i only got to visit 2 shops. It is a nice and cute area but make sure you get there early in th...  more »
  • It's a fun little village to walk around for an hour or so. There are a couple of interesting shops to visit. 
  • Hardly anyone was there. Some cute shops . It was very clean and nicely done. I collect crosses and found a handmade one done by the owner that was glass and very pretty. 
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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