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Spanish Governor's Palace

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Address: 105 Plaza de Armas, San Antonio, TX
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+1 210-224-0601
09:00 - 17:00
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Adobe building built in the mid-1700s for the Spanish presidio, now a major...

Adobe building built in the mid-1700s for the Spanish presidio, now a major tourist attraction.

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Twice Proves It !

My wife (girlfriend) & I visited in 1981 & found it closed ! Fast forward 35 yrs & take Two , yep, Closed again !! Either way, it is a beautiful little Palace, well maintained... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 14 December 2016
Sydney Australia
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San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Spanish Governor's Place is a historical building. It is also used for special dinners. A must see when you visit San Antonio.

Thank Patricia G
Sydney Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016

My wife (girlfriend) & I visited in 1981 & found it closed ! Fast forward 35 yrs & take Two , yep, Closed again !! Either way, it is a beautiful little Palace, well maintained , cheap to visit (when open !) and worth a look at , even only from outside ! Cool Courtyard & shaded Fountain. Maybe take... More 

Thank Skeney57
Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016

The Governor's Palace is a few blocks from the River Walk so very accessible. The architecture and furnishes are well preserved. I especially enjoyed speaking with the staff, Miss Glenda. She was entertaining and informative.

Thank James K
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

The Spanish Governor's Palace on the Military Plaza offers the visitor a quick view of what life was like for the rulers of the region during the 18th century. The furnishings are simple, and some are reproductions, but visitors are free to roam at will after paying the entrance fee. The structure has been renovated significantly over the years, having... More 

Thank Anthony A
Lafayette, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

This was voted by National Geographic as the "Most Beautiful Building" in San Antonio. The restored house is amazing, lots of antiques, history beautifully presented. A gorgeous courtyard. We loved this and highly recommend it. We spent about an hour here.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016

Although this is called Spanish Governor's Palace, no governor lived here. Walked the streets of San Antonio and decided to call inside. Interesting architecture and history but only if you have the time.

Thank Lee A
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

It about 30 minutes before closing so we rushed a bit but found the interior interesting and signs informative. I always hope to be transported back in time a bit and this just looked like a collection to me.

Thank Elly M
Old Bridge, New Jersey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

Another old building that is impressive ob the inside. You have to appreciate this sort of stuff in order to enjoy it. Did it. Saw it. No need to see it again anytime soon. You walk in and say. Wow. And interesting. Done

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Edmonton, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

Cute Museum located in one of San Antonio's oldest buildings. The docent was terrific- very knowledgeable. Definitely worth a half hour or so.

Thank Richard W
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

This is a small venue, but interesting. They have historically appropriate furniture and information about the rooms and how they were used. There is a charming garden attached.

Thank ebknott

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