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“Not a huge building, however it is significantly historical!”

Spanish Governor's Palace
Ranked #57 of 281 things to do in San Antonio
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Owner description: Adobe building built in the mid-1700s for the Spanish presidio, now a major tourist attraction.
Reviewed 13 September 2017

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 government 2 centuries ago and takes you back to that period. Acknowledge that it is old and historic and from which modern day San Antonio was derived.

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"national historic landmark"
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"original building"
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"self guided tour"
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"brief description"
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"great courtyard"
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"walled garden"
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"spanish rule"
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"market square"
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"san fernando cathedral"
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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 not to be missed.

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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. I loved the gardens in the back, along with the period antique furniture.

Thank Karen G
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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 facility is fairly small and requires a fee for entry. Don't forget to read the historical marker outside the grounds.

Thank Ryan S
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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 itself isn't much to look at - though back in the day, it's quite possible this low-slung building was quite a bit better than the other mud huts and tents and who knows what else was around, so that the governor was sitting high on the hog. If you have time, take a look - if not, there are other places worth a stop.

Thank jayseae
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