Landmarks in San Antonio

San Antonio is rich in Spanish, Mexican, and American history. Many of its popular tourist destinations tell the story of the land and its successive owners. The Alamo, Missions National Historical Park, San Fernando Cathedral, and the Spanish Governor's Palace are all must- sees. These beautiful relics of Texas history will take you back to the old west and leave you with a profound sense of how San Antonio came to be. If you're looking for less historic diversions, San Antonio has plenty of amusement parks and shopping to keep you busy. The Riverwalk along the San Antonio River and the Shops at Cantera offer world-class shopping and dining. Sea World of Texas, the world's largest marine life park, features animal shows, an extensive water park, and a wide variety of other marine-themed attractions. For art and culture, see the collection of European and American art at the McNay Art Museum or gawk at retired planes at the Texas Air Museum. Visit La Villita for a look at the San Antonio of the past populated by a selection of contemporary artists showcasing their work, and head to Market square for a unique variety of Mexican sweets. The Buckhorn Saloon & Museum is sure to be a favorite, and the Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center has a rotating schedule of exhibitions and festivals about the people of the American Southwest. If the heat is starting to make you sweat, there are plenty of natural and man-made wonders to cool you down. Underground you'll find the largest cavern in Texas; Natural Bridge Caverns is a National Natural Landmark and features spectacular limestone underground rock formations. If you're looking for something retro-cool and outside of town, check out HemisFair Park, where you can cool yourself in cascading fountains. No matter what kind of diversion you're seeking, San Antonio is sure to have something for you.

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San Fernando Cathedral

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115 Main Plaza

The oldest active cathedral in Texas... read more

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San Antonio Missions National Historical Park

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2202 Roosevelt Ave

Colonial Spanish missions... read more

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Tower of the Americas

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600 Hemisfair Park

750-foot tower overlooking downtown San Antonio...
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Alamo (The)

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300 Alamo Plaza

Historical shrine of Texas' independence... read more

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Fort Sam Houston Quadrangle

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S4 Rd
(Building 123)

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King William Historic District

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1032 South Alamo Street
East bank of the river, just south of downtown

Shopping and dining in historic residential area...
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Little Church (The)

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418 Villita Street
La Villita Historic Arts Village

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Mission San Jose & Visitor Center

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6701 San Jose Drive

Queen of Missions... read more

Mission San Juan Capistrano

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9101 Graf Road

A rich Mission... read more

Mission Concepcion

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807 Mission Road
(at Felisa Street)

Remnants of the past... read more

St. Paul Square

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1170 East Commerce

A date with history... read more

Steves Homestead

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509 King William St

Restored, stately home in historic neighborhood...
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Spanish Governor's Palace

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105 Plaza de Armas

Restored home of Texas's early Spanish ruler...
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Mission San Francisco de la Espada

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10040 Espada Road

Reflections of architecture... read more

Texas Adventure

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307 Alamo Plaza

History meets high-tech... read more

Casa Navarro State Historic Site

228 S Laredo St

Historic home in downtown... read more
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