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Spanish Governor's Palace, San Antonio

Categories: Specialty Museums, Museums
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3.5/5 based on 140+ reviews on the web
This National Historic Landmark represents the last visual vestiges of the Presidio San Antonio de BĂ©jar. Traditionally known as the Spanish Governor's Palace, it was the original Comandancia (residence and working office) for the Captains of the military garrison from 1722 until the early 1800s.

Come see where Spain had its first permanent military presence in San Antonio. Come learn Texas' earliest history under Spanish rule. Come and be delightfully surprised at the beautifully landscaped gardens in the courtyard. You won't want to leave.
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  • This is a small venue, but interesting. They have historically appropriate furniture and information about the rooms and how they were used. There is a charming garden attached. 
  • If you are expecting turrets and grand reception rooms, you are in for a disappointment . But if you want to take a step back in time, this is a fascinating introduction to local history. Although it ...  read more »
  • This cute little gem won't take you long to explore but it is worth the few bucks to see it and know you are helping with the upkeep. It was primarily a captain's quarters but one Governor lived there...  read more »
  • Not visited as often as other locations in the area but equally interesting place to see. Great information for architecture of the time and what restorations were done.
  • Awesome atmosphere!
  • We held our wedding reception here earlier this month and everything was fantastic! Charlotte was extremely helpful with coordinating the event and even provided recommendations for table/chair rentals and other services. We were so appreciative of her assistance since we were coordinating everything from Seattle. Thank you for all of your assistance, Charlotte!! The venue looked incredible! ~Carissa & Alex
  • Not much to see its a private residence
  • Neither a palace nor a governor's residence ever, but still a wonderful example of early San Antonio history. Well worth a visit.
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