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Spanish Governor's Palace, San Antonio
(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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TripAdvisor
  • Although this is called Spanish Governor's Palace, no governor lived here. Walked the streets of San Antonio and decided to call inside. Interesting architecture and history but only if you have the t...  more »
  • It about 30 minutes before closing so we rushed a bit but found the interior interesting and signs informative. I always hope to be transported back in time a bit and this just looked like a collectio...  more »
  • Another old building that is impressive ob the inside. You have to appreciate this sort of stuff in order to enjoy it. Did it. Saw it. No need to see it again anytime soon. You walk in and say. Wow. A...  more »
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  • If you're on any sort of historical tour in San Antonio, this is an essential stop. I have been numerous times and always find it fascinating to be on those particular grounds. The history of Plaza de Armas is amazing, if you can find the right tour guide. Highly recommend visiting this place and taking your time to walk Main Plaza and visit Oliva Restaurant.
  • 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