Spanish Governor's Palace, San Antonio

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The Spanish Governor's Palace is a historic adobe from the Spanish Texas period located in Downtown San Antonio.

It is the last visible trace of the 18th-century colonial Presidio San Antonio de Béxar complex, and the only remaining example in Texas of an aristocratic 18th-century Spanish Colonial in−town residence. The National Geographic Society has named the landmark "the most beautiful building in San Antonio." The building was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1970. It is now owned by the city, and is open to the public as a museum.
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  • Low key, small 'palace' (really a nice house). Lovely staff and grounds. If you like seeing 'this is how they lived' homes, you'll like it.  more »
  • A great stop to experience Texan history. The residence is easily marked to follow the many additions to the 1722 original one room house. The hand out and posted educational plaques explain the...  more »
  • Absolutely beautifully kept building, and garden/grounds. This is a real historical gem, I have visited here more times than the Alamo and believe it has no lesser amount of significance. It's actually a lot more pleasant of an experience to visit than the other tourist trap. The staff is very polite and helpful. I appreciate the bits of explanation throughout the rooms.
  • Nice place to visit. No a/c in building, but they've set up lots of fans, so go early in the day if it's summer. We spent about 45-60 minutes enjoying the rooms, exhibits and neat old furniture. Price is cheap ($5/ person with senior rates at $3) and fair for the amount of time we spent and what was being presented.

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