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Spanish Governor's Palace

105 Plaza de Armas, San Antonio, TX
+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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105 Plaza de Armas, San Antonio, TX
+1 210-224-0601
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Cost to enter was $5. This is the historic Governor's home of San Antonio. It's very small house so you can finish this in about 30 minutes. This of the $5 as a donation and enjoy.

Thank Moose21014
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Located near City Hall and Market Square, the Governors Palace is a small, but interesting museum. Hard to find, but well worth the effort to do so. Small entrance fee of $5 is charged.

Thank rduinc
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was one of many stops I made during a self-guided walking tour around the cathedral. Nicely presented.

Thank winthedb
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Presidio (fort) San Antoni de Bejar was built to protect the 15 families who came from the Canary Islands to begin the town, population 300 in 1731. The last Spanish Captain to own and live here was Perez in 1816-17. It is right on Market...More

Thank Sightsee_Eat
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

One has to purposely visit this historical site which is cheek to jowl with the City Hall. You will not find brocaded walls, but older adobe walls and period furniture and documents that highlight the historic nature of this building. It was he seat of...More

Thank usindo
Reviewed 24 August 2017 via mobile

There is always so.much to see in San Antonio, so i made it a point to go here. It is beautiful. The rooms, the historic furniture and the atmosphere make it a worth while day trip. Take in other sites, too. But this one is...More

Thank daddymo2
Reviewed 23 August 2017

This history gem is right on the Plaza de Armas across from City Hall. It's easy to miss, but don't...you will find it a bargain at just $10. The term "palace" might be a little misleading, but it was very upscale for the early 1700s....More

Thank Karen G
Reviewed 9 August 2017

This piece of history is nestled a couple of blocks west of the Bexar County court house next to a parking lot. The facility looks of old style pioneer architecture and is decorated with beautiful mosaic designs on the exterior of the palace walls. The...More

Thank ryanjstone
Reviewed 21 July 2017

Reasonable stop if you're into history, but as with a number of other stops in San Antonio, if you blink you may be likely to miss it, so make sure you're looking or chance are good that you will simply stroll right by. The building...More

Thank jayseae
Reviewed 18 July 2017

No palace but more of a garrison for the governor at the time. Very spanish architecture and added to the history lesson of the day.

Thank Greg H
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bill M
5 January 2017|
Response from Richard W | Reviewed this property |
I don't honestly remember the exact cost for admission, but it was not much.