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San Antonio, Texas

  • San Fernando Cathedral

    Construction began on the cathedral shortly after Canary Island colonists, granted land and title by Spain's King Phillip V, settled here in 1731. Completed in 1750, San Fernando now stands as the old...
    San Fernando Cathedral

Attractions and Upcoming Events

Mission San Juan Capistrano

Like both Espada and Concepcion, established 1731

San Antonio, TX Missions


Guenther House

Historic house was built by Carl Hilmar Guenther, founder of Pioneer Flour Mills, in 1859

San Antonio, TX Historic Homes

River Walk

One level below the downtown streets, the popular Paseo del Rio (River Walk) is edged by hotels, art and gift shops, restaurants and sidewalk cafes, boutiques, and live music. Half-hour scenic riverboat cruises (fee)

San Antonio, TX Historic Sites

Mission San Francisco de la Espada

Established 1731, favorite of many students of Spanish period in Texas, and popular with photographers. The little church building, restored several times, is still in use. Ruins of walls that once surrounded the mission compound; foundations of a granary;

San Antonio, TX Missions

Things to do near San Antonio, TX

Republic of the Rio Grande Building/Museum

Learn about the time when Laredo was its own country. Seven flags have flown over quaint, one-story building. Whitewashed pla...

Smitty's Juke Box Museum

For a bit of nostalgia, stroll by displays of jukeboxes, lovingly restored by the owner. Collection spans the whole era of mu...

Shary-Shivers Estate

Was home of John H. Shary, known as father of Texas citrus industry, first to grow fruit commercially. Later the home became ...

Mountasia

A fun-filled park for kids of all ages. Games include miniature golf, bumper cars, bumper boats, go-karts, video arcade and r...