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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.
  • Excellent26%
  • Very good42%
  • Average24%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible1%
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“copper shop” (17 reviews)
“stained glass” (22 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
418 Villita, San Antonio, TX 78205-2908
+1 210-207-8614
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Just a small artistic village with small shops right on the riverwalk. Not much going on unless you like to visit these little shops.

Thank travelinbuddies
Reviewed yesterday

The market is walking distance from the river walk. I expected a little more diversity in the shopping but there was a lot of art shops and very few people there.I wouldn't go back unless you like art.

Thank Bridesm0m
Reviewed 2 days ago

Multiple tables were set-up for us in the open. Even in October, the sun was shining and it was very warm. The buffet tables were set-up nicely under a pergola. The # 2 bars set-up were conveniently arranged, however the prices were very high! The...More

Thank BradATX
Reviewed 6 days ago

A beautiful little town to see local art and wears. There is also places to eat a meal or a snacks and even programs that go on during the evenings.

Thank Sally Q
Reviewed 1 week ago

THis is worth seeing, wear walking shoes, the parking garage is very near. Make sure you go inside the very small chapel. Interesting art stores are in small houses.. You can park at the Lutheran church rt. across from La Villita, it cost $ 10.00....More

Thank atr2b1218
Reviewed 1 week ago

I was expecting much more. Most stores were disappointing. It's much smaller than I expected. Not many people walking around buying anything.

Thank Sitarra
Reviewed 1 week ago

It was Thursday wanted to celebrate my birthday shopping at the little shops, it looked like a ghost town few shops were open, I guess on the weekends is more fun and crowded

Thank Rosalinda M
Reviewed 1 week ago

This little village has wuaint shops and beautiful architecture. The stores stock unusual items that you don't se. Anywhere else.

Thank chezmelbourne
Reviewed 1 week ago

The village is not as exciting as the river walk or the Alamo but certainly worth a visit if you have time. We saved towards the end of our trip but certainly enjoyed the cafe, the history and browsing through the many shops in historic...More

1  Thank Sharon C
Reviewed 1 week ago

There are quite a few little shops to check out in La Villita. Most are overpriced for what they're selling, but they have a good variety. The area is lovely, with a fountain and seating.

Thank MeraKi25
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Rita H
8 May 2016|
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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