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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 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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  • Spend an hour touring the Spanish Governor's Palace. Make certain you spend time reading all the placards. The history of this location is fascinating.  more »
  • While the Alamo does not charge for admittance, this small museum with only (7) or (8) rooms charges $5.00 for an adult admission. If you are truly interested in the Spanish history of this area, it i...  more »
  • The Spanish Governor's Palace is a small museum in San Antonio that really captures the interesting Spanish history of the region, as well the interesting twists and turns that history itself takes. I...  more »
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  • I love it here. The building is interesting but I just love the garden. It's rarely crowded and you can sit out in the quiet under the trees and listen to the fountains. It's not expensive to go to the museum so I visit most times I'm in San Antonio.
  • Beautiful place to check out. A hidden historical gem. Closed on Mondays. Entry fee is $5. You can also reserve the courtyard for special occasions.
  • 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.
  • 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