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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 Béjar. 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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  • Backyard and patio is beautiful and Nice. Admission is just resting in the backyard, so much less valuable and personally I think.
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  • The Spanish Governor's Place is a historical building. It is also used for special dinners. A must see when you visit San Antonio. 
  • My wife (girlfriend) & I visited in 1981 & found it closed ! Fast forward 35 yrs & take Two , yep, Closed again !! Either way, it is a beautiful little Palace, well maintained , cheap to visit (when o...  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