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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.
  • Excellent28%
  • Very good44%
  • Average25%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“city hall” (9 reviews)
“the presidio” (6 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 6 reviews
"spanish history"
in 6 reviews
"national historic landmark"
in 4 reviews
"original building"
in 5 reviews
"brief description"
in 3 reviews
"self guided tour"
in 11 reviews
"great courtyard"
in 2 reviews
"walled garden"
in 2 reviews
"quaint museum"
in 2 reviews
"small entrance fee"
in 2 reviews
"spanish rule"
in 2 reviews
"market square"
in 10 reviews
"san fernando cathedral"
in 7 reviews
"spanish style"
in 3 reviews
"to do list"
in 2 reviews
"worthwhile visit"
in 2 reviews
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

It will only take you about 10 minutes to get through this attraction. None of the furniture is original to the palace. The entire “palace“ is about four rooms. You may want to drop by to look at the nicely carved doors on your way...More

Thank JBP-Raleigh
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Reviewed 25 June 2018

It is neither a palace not the residence of a governor, but a great glimpse into life in 18th century San Antonio. True, not for regular folks, but for the captain of the garrison. It is a small place, maybe a 20 minutes visit. With...More

Thank Europeand_beyond
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Reviewed 16 June 2018

We happened upon this presidio while walking around the city and we were thankful that we did. The Spanish history was wonderful and to get to walk around inside the house was even better. It is set up with original furniture and beautiful artwork. There...More

1  Thank Mary D
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Reviewed 10 June 2018

The Spanish governor’s palace is a nice small historic museum. It is my opinion that “palace” is a mistranslation from the Spanish. It is actually the Spanish Governor’s “residence” (It is no palace in my opinion). That said, it is really very interesting with lots...More

Thank TooOldtoRun
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Reviewed 28 May 2018 via mobile

This attraction is a short walk from the downtown and riverwalk and worthy of the reasonable fee, $6. We did find a coupon in one of the brochure as well. The timeline and history of San Antonio's Spanish influence are depicted well here and you...More

1  Thank Cathy H
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Reviewed 19 May 2018

Fairly interesting place to visit. Information in each room, the ladies on reception were very helpful. Couldn't get outside as it looked as though they were setting up for a wedding. Shows you what living was like in that era. Worth a visit.

Thank Karen C
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Reviewed 7 May 2018

The building is a bit of an architectural cocktail with various parts added very recently and as has been continually pointed out, the name is a bit of a misnomer. However, for $5 ($3 for seniors) it’s worth a little time to walk through and...More

1  Thank Brent J
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Reviewed 5 May 2018

Not far from the Cathedral (the seat of religious power) sits the Spanish Governor's Palace (the seat of colonial military power). Name may be misleading... the main tenant of the building was the military commander of the Presidio. Furnishings aren't from the original building, but...More

3  Thank Wesley C
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Reviewed 23 April 2018

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 17 April 2018 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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Cliff S
18 July 2018|
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Response from Jim M | Reviewed this property |
The times are ongoing through the day. They asked for a donation, which we willingly gave, and took a self-guided tour. The whole thing was about 45 minutes or so.
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kingnothing69
18 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
4 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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