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Spanish Governor's Palace, San Antonio
(3.5/5 based on 150+ 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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  • 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 »
  • The Governor's Palace is a few blocks from the River Walk so very accessible. The architecture and furnishes are well preserved. I especially enjoyed speaking with the staff, Miss Glenda. She was ente...  more »
  • The Spanish Governor's Palace on the Military Plaza offers the visitor a quick view of what life was like for the rulers of the region during the 18th century. The furnishings are simple, and some are...  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