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La Villita Historic Arts Village

418 Villita, San Antonio, TX 78205-2908
+1 210-207-8614
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Located on the south bank of the San Antonio River, La Villita was one of San Antonio’s first neighborhoods. In 1939, as ground broke on the San Antonio River Walk development, city official led by Mayor Maury Maverick acted to preserve this colorful part of San Antonio’s history. Today La Villita is a thriving arts community that stands as a monument to San Antonio’s past. La Villita is on the National Registry of Historic Districts. A historic arts village since 1939, the galleries and shops found in just one square block offer unique art by local and regional artists featuring oil paintings, sculptures, watercolors, metal art, rock art, textiles, copper wares, pottery, jewelry, stained glass and regional folk art.Please check out the many Shops at La Villita, which are open 10 am to 6 pm, Monday through Saturday, many on Sundays. In addition to the shops, restaurants and cafe, La Villita also has a number of beautiful outdoor venues, including the Arneson River Theatre, available for rent for weddings, receptions, birthday parties, concerts, dance performances, and much more.For a complete list of events at La Villita, please find us on Facebook.
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  • Average24%
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“local artists” (37 reviews)
“copper shop” (16 reviews)
“stained glass” (21 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
418 Villita, San Antonio, TX 78205-2908
+1 210-207-8614
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Reviewed yesterday

Enjoyed walking around the village. Quaint shops to go into. There is a restaurant in the village. I was there for about an hour, to me that was enough time. I'm sure they have events at different times.

Thank cld1825
Reviewed 2 days ago

Walking through La Villita was like walking back into history and slowing down the busyness of life! Peaceful, culture and art rich, wonderful time!

Thank StacyStenz
Reviewed 3 days ago

Love this village! The buildings are unique. The people are lovely. There is no hard sell. The wares are wonderful and not mainstream. They really seem to live to visit and talk with customers. Some of the stores are so lovely that I wanted to...More

Thank Davidamy617
Reviewed 4 days ago

The artists have many wares to show and sell. The historic village is hidden, just off the Riverwalk area. What a neat place to find beautiful art and pieces of culture.

Thank marye2222017
Reviewed 1 week ago

La Villita was just a couple minute walk from our hotel. Beautiful little shops with unique items. There was live music and vendors set up in the streets when we were there which added to the visit. We all made purchases at various shops. If...More

Thank martinigirl312
Reviewed 1 week ago

The theatre was great and some of the stores interesting but it is not as lively as I expected. Worth a look but not for very long.

Thank jeff600
Reviewed 1 week ago

We thought this would have been a nice stop on our way to the River Walk, but everything closes at 6pm. That seems way too early for a tourist attraction so close to downtown and the River Walk.

Thank Dave M
Reviewed 1 week ago

This small "village" sits above the River Walk and is accessible closest to the Little Rhine steak house. (Follow the signs) Many of the buildings are original and there are history plaques that tell the history of the village from the time of the Alamo....More

Thank gary b
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a collection of shops in an old "village" right off of the River Walk. It has mainly local artisans, but also some "flea market" type items (such as fidget spinners) and restaurants. The shops are air conditioned, which is nice on a hot...More

1  Thank JamesSMc
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We are from Arizona and this is similar to places close to us--with shops displaying local artisans. One hidden gem was the church and we enjoyed talking to a member who had been attending there for years! The shops were interesting and we did buy...More

Thank Karen S
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Rita H
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Response from ladyice1725 | Reviewed this property |
I thought it was a series they had during the season
Margenne S
29 September 2015|
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Response from maggiet0813 | Reviewed this property |
Both are along the Riverealk so a stroll southward from the hotel will get you to La Villita. Approximately 10-15 minutes unless you stop for beverages along the way! Per other response Boudros does have delicious... More