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Spanish Governor's Palace

105 Plaza de Armas, San Antonio, TX 78205-2412
+1 210-224-0601
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Adobe building built in the mid-1700s for the Spanish presidio, now a major tourist attraction.
  • Excellent29%
  • Very good41%
  • Average26%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“city hall” (9 reviews)
“the presidio” (6 reviews)
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105 Plaza de Armas, San Antonio, TX 78205-2412
Downtown
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"city hall"
in 9 reviews
"the presidio"
in 6 reviews
"spanish history"
in 5 reviews
"national historic landmark"
in 4 reviews
"original building"
in 5 reviews
"self guided tour"
in 11 reviews
"brief description"
in 3 reviews
"great courtyard"
in 2 reviews
"walled garden"
in 2 reviews
"quaint museum"
in 2 reviews
"small entrance fee"
in 2 reviews
"spanish rule"
in 2 reviews
"market square"
in 10 reviews
"san fernando cathedral"
in 7 reviews
"spanish style"
in 3 reviews
"to do list"
in 2 reviews
"worthwhile visit"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We happened upon this presidio while walking around the city and we were thankful that we did. The Spanish history was wonderful and to get to walk around inside the house was even better. It is set up with original furniture and beautiful artwork. There...More

1  Thank Mary D
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Spanish governor’s palace is a nice small historic museum. It is my opinion that “palace” is a mistranslation from the Spanish. It is actually the Spanish Governor’s “residence” (It is no palace in my opinion). That said, it is really very interesting with lots...More

Thank TooOldtoRun
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This attraction is a short walk from the downtown and riverwalk and worthy of the reasonable fee, $6. We did find a coupon in one of the brochure as well. The timeline and history of San Antonio's Spanish influence are depicted well here and you...More

1  Thank Cathy H
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Reviewed 19 May 2018

Fairly interesting place to visit. Information in each room, the ladies on reception were very helpful. Couldn't get outside as it looked as though they were setting up for a wedding. Shows you what living was like in that era. Worth a visit.

Thank Karen C
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Reviewed 7 May 2018

The building is a bit of an architectural cocktail with various parts added very recently and as has been continually pointed out, the name is a bit of a misnomer. However, for $5 ($3 for seniors) it’s worth a little time to walk through and...More

Thank Brent J
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Reviewed 6 May 2018

Not far from the Cathedral (the seat of religious power) sits the Spanish Governor's Palace (the seat of colonial military power). Name may be misleading... the main tenant of the building was the military commander of the Presidio. Furnishings aren't from the original building, but...More

1  Thank Wesley C
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Reviewed 24 April 2018

This is an important site insomuch as it accepts and celebrates that San Antonio was a Spanish city for a century before the Anglos started arriving. But if you're a pedant there's just too much that's just not right. Much of the building was built...More

Thank AllanJGJ
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Reviewed 18 April 2018 via mobile

Only a few minutes and $5 later and your through it. A real easy visit after a long day. Our guides lecture took longer to listen to than the walking tour to go through it.

Thank Hummer1973
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Reviewed 7 April 2018 via mobile

We visited as part of the Hop On Hop Off bus tour and enjoyed our visit. Lots in interesting facts and have to love the history!

Thank Shelly C
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Reviewed 13 March 2018

This palace was established in the 1700's and has been renovated back in the 1930's if memory serves me correctly. The basics of the original building seems to be in tact, however, a renovator seemed to add his own touches and seemed to enhance on...More

Thank Jim M
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kingnothing69
19 February 2018|
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Response from Karen G | Reviewed this property |
There is no parking for the palace. We parked at the market square and walked the the 2-3 blocks to get there. It costs about $8-10 dollars to park there but it is a central location to everything. You can walk to everything... More
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bill M
5 January 2017|
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Response from Richard W | Reviewed this property |
I don't honestly remember the exact cost for admission, but it was not much.
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