Spanish Governor's Palace, San Antonio

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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 was an awesome place to get off the trolley and visit. It is a very historic place. It is fun to try to picture it in its day.  more »
  • The Spanish Governor's Palace is not a palace at all, nor was it the home of a governor. Rather, it is an old, historic, building that was used by Spanish military leaders at one point. Nonetheless, i...  more »
  • The cost is $5 per person. The lady who was there was very informational and knew her history of the palace. It was a peaceful walk through the palace. It is not very big, so we only spent about 30 mi...  more »
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  • Talk about a place full of history. Very interesting. As we arrived the museum care taker started telling us the history of the property. She was very helpful and knowledgeable. The Spanish Governors Palace is a great representation of what life was like in San Antonio in its earlier days. If you like history then this is a recommended visit.
  • The lady at the front was knowledgeable and friendly. This place is something I don't think most visitors would notice, but well worth the price of admission. They offer a military discount as well. There's a really nice courtyard, the only downside about this place is that it isn't entirely accurate, the lady working there mentioned that it was renovated to "match" what the owner of the building at the time thought a Spanish Governor's Palace should look like. Still worth the visit though.
  • Very cool museum that is laid out well. Very knowledgeable staff who made sure we got to see the good stuff that the kids would understand.
  • This is an interesting little spot, with a peaceful garden in the back. The "palace" is only six rooms on the main floor, but interesting none-the-less.
  • This is a tiny building named a "palace" to encourage visitors. It's a great little piece of history about San Antonio. I was disappointed to learn it was mostly completely rebuilt/remodeled a few decades ago. This is where the original Spanish governor of the area lived and worked.
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