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Spanish Governor's Palace

105 Plaza de Armas, San Antonio, TX 78205-2412
+1 210-224-0601
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Adobe building built in the mid-1700s for the Spanish presidio, now a major tourist attraction.
  • Excellent29%
  • Very good41%
  • Average26%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“city hall” (9 reviews)
“the presidio” (5 reviews)
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105 Plaza de Armas, San Antonio, TX 78205-2412
Downtown
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+1 210-224-0601
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"city hall"
in 9 reviews
"the presidio"
in 5 reviews
"spanish history"
in 5 reviews
"national historic landmark"
in 4 reviews
"self guided tour"
in 11 reviews
"brief description"
in 3 reviews
"fascinating building"
in 2 reviews
"great courtyard"
in 2 reviews
"walled garden"
in 2 reviews
"small entrance fee"
in 2 reviews
"spanish rule"
in 2 reviews
"market square"
in 10 reviews
"small museum"
in 8 reviews
"san fernando cathedral"
in 7 reviews
"spanish style"
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"to do list"
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"worthwhile visit"
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Reviewed 3 days ago

This is an important site insomuch as it accepts and celebrates that San Antonio was a Spanish city for a century before the Anglos started arriving. But if you're a pedant there's just too much that's just not right. Much of the building was built...More

Thank AllanJGJ
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Only a few minutes and $5 later and your through it. A real easy visit after a long day. Our guides lecture took longer to listen to than the walking tour to go through it.

Thank Hummer1973
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited as part of the Hop On Hop Off bus tour and enjoyed our visit. Lots in interesting facts and have to love the history!

Thank Shelly C
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Reviewed 13 March 2018

This palace was established in the 1700's and has been renovated back in the 1930's if memory serves me correctly. The basics of the original building seems to be in tact, however, a renovator seemed to add his own touches and seemed to enhance on...More

Thank Jim M
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Reviewed 6 March 2018

The grounds and building are very good to tour and see how the Governor lived a couple hundred years ago. Nice preservation considering all that the building lived through, it's amazing it survived ! (see photos on the wall when you visit, it was once...More

1  Thank 516madelines
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Reviewed 19 February 2018

First, this is not a palace by any stretch of the imagination. It was an outpost in the earliest days of Spanish rule, that grew gradually. The history of its use by the governors is interesting. But I really got a kick out of how...More

1  Thank TomM1951
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Reviewed 18 February 2018

My wife and I toured this historic landmark while in San Antonio in January. The building appears small from the outside, but inside it is quite spacious. There is a small fee to tour the building. It is fun to imagine how the people lived...More

1  Thank howlin12013
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Reviewed 16 February 2018

The small building consisting of 10 furnished rooms, courtyard patio, garden and fountain was completed in 1849 and was the home of the Spanish governors/leaders who lived in San Antonio. It is located between Market Square and the Riverwalk. The entrance is marked with the...More

Thank charles s
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Reviewed 9 February 2018

Small historic home of the spanish governor as well as other officials. The statutettes in the rear of the home are magnificent. Don't miss the gardens!

Thank rockhound13
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Reviewed 3 January 2018

This was an awesome place to get off the trolley and visit. It is a very historic place. It is fun to try to picture it in its day.

Thank b31s
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kingnothing69
19 February 2018|
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Response from Karen G | Reviewed this property |
There is no parking for the palace. We parked at the market square and walked the the 2-3 blocks to get there. It costs about $8-10 dollars to park there but it is a central location to everything. You can walk to everything... More
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bill M
5 January 2017|
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Response from Richard W | Reviewed this property |
I don't honestly remember the exact cost for admission, but it was not much.
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