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La Villita Historic Arts Village
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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.
Reviewed 25 September 2017

This is a historic village turned into a shopping mecca with small shops, boutiques, and restaurants. Everything is very cute and quaint and prices did not seem to bad. It is very close and walkable to the downtown.

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"artisan shops"
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"the river walk"
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"walk around"
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"riverwalk area"
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Reviewed 21 September 2017

Small older buildings house a variety of arts, crafts, interesting things to buy. Located a few blocks from the Convention Center.
Worth a visit.

Thank Barbara R
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Reviewed 21 September 2017

This is a small block of specialty stores built into there own style house. The shops are fun to visit and the walking is not extreme. I always go to the candle shop to smell the candles. This place has been here before my first visit to San Antonio in 1957. There are a few small restaurants and one big Mexican restaurant on the grounds. You can even see the River Walk from here.

Thank James M
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Reviewed 19 September 2017

La Villita – while I think this is more popularly known for the shops and boutiques with artisans crafts, we enjoyed the history. We walked over from the Presidio which protected this little village that began in the 1800s The Spanish surrendered to the Texans at the Cos House here in Nov. 1835 before the Alamo, and there are several historic homes from this time. We jogged through here several mornings and it gave the general flavor of the village. The Little Rhein Steak House, The Fig Tree, the Guadalajara Grill, and La Villita Café are here.

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Reviewed 18 September 2017

Our tour stopped here and was to pick us up in an hour. There was only one restaurant open, which was more of a deli than anything else. Many of the shops were closed and those that were open were highly overpriced. Skip this all together.

Thank MLE0904
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