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Spanish Governor's Palace
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Owner description: Adobe building built in the mid-1700s for the Spanish presidio, now a major tourist attraction.
Reviewed 19 September 2017

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 Square. Most of the pieces, and the front door carved with many symbols, are from the 1930s restoration, but there are a few 1800s pieces. Walking through the rooms and seeing pieces like the elaborately carved papeleria, where the Captain kept his official papers, the desk with the secret drawer, and the lumpy bed with the old coverlet really give you a feel for the time. There is a beautiful garden and well in the back. Admission is $5 adults, $3 military and seniors 60+, $3 children 7-13 and well worth the cost.

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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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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 ryanjstone
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