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The Alamo
#1 of 85 Sights & Landmarks in San Antonio
... the famous 1836 siege and battle has been carefully preserved and complemented by contemporary audiovisual "show", gives a vivid insight into the events, characters and history making nature of this historic site
The restoration and sites of this monument truly made us appreciate the rich history of that time and the sacrifices made by the hero’s on both sides of the conflict The restorers did a fantastic job and the “schm...
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Caliente Hot Glass
#2 of 85 Sights & Landmarks in San Antonio
We started with a look at the art gallery on site and were allowed to choose our design and dig through colors to find our perfect colors.
Mission San Jose
#3 of 85 Sights & Landmarks in San Antonio
Our missions in SA date back to the 1700's and they're all great structures, including San Jose (St Joseph) and, of course 'The Alamo', and worth a trip to SA to view and photograph them all, especially in the spr...
This mission is well named as the 'Queen' of the missions as it is beautiful, lovely arches, the grounds are well maintained, the historical information and museum part of the site is very well done.
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San Fernando De Bexar Cathedral
#4 of 85 Sights & Landmarks in San Antonio
This is a fantastic addition to a historical site in which the cathedral, still a parish church, played a role in the Battle of the Alamo when Mexican General Antonio López de Santa Anna hoisted a flag of "no quar...
Although in the past I have attended mass here , last night was Mozart in the cathedral before the church's dazzling altar of gold.The ambience is of Mexico in an earlier century's day is the site of the tomb of t...
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Mission Trail
#5 of 85 Sights & Landmarks in San Antonio
Along with the drama surrounding the world famous Alamo, the other four sites are full of history, extremely well kept grounds and buildings, and really beautiful missions, most of which are still in use today.
Wide paved trail with scenic views of the river access to historic Missions including a UNESCO world heritage site.
St Joseph Catholic Church
#6 of 85 Sights & Landmarks in San Antonio
A lot of history can also be discovered while there so spend some time to enjoy the beauty of the church, history and surrounding sights.
The spired ceiling and the ornate tapestry of the Via Del a Rosa of Christ were very lovely to view while the wedding ceremony was going on.
Main Plaza
#7 of 85 Sights & Landmarks in San Antonio
Fabulous visiting this landmark church anytime, but especially when their night light show is on!
Stop by the plaza and learn some history, take in the sights and sounds definitely worth walking through here.
Mission Concepcion
#8 of 85 Sights & Landmarks in San Antonio
You have to loved these sites that can transport you in time and give you a glimpse of what things might of been like for the people in this region during the Spanish occupation.
You can visit this place as an historic site, and you will be rewarded by its quiet, reverent atmosphere.
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Lackland
#9 of 85 Sights & Landmarks in San Antonio
The base also offers great landmarks for visiting and of course an amazing BMT graduation ceremony.
I was given a family view of a drive around the base, do remember to bring your passport it does make their life easier.
King William Historic District
#10 of 85 Sights & Landmarks in San Antonio
And, when you're ready to get out and explore San Antonio, the Viva bus stops are plentiful to take you on a comfortable ride to all the desirable destinations, like parks, art galleries, and all the major sights...
We loved walking the streets and touring some of the homes that you can buy tickets to view.All the homes in that area are interesting and we at at the Pioneer flour factory in the home of the owner when it was bu...
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Alamo Plaza
#11 of 85 Sights & Landmarks in San Antonio
A block west is the Riverwalk (restaurants and theater district)and the theater district, to the south is La Villita ( a neat shopping village) and the World's Fair site (with the Tower of the Americas and Convent...
I come form Phila, Pa, a historical city and I have seen the history sites of my home city, so come on Texans this is YOUR history.
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Mission Espada
#12 of 85 Sights & Landmarks in San Antonio
Our tour guide, Melvin of San Antonio Detours added much detail in describing the history of this site which provided the building materials - bricks and stone for this and the other area mission communities.
... and Spanish Colonial builder, and now am about 50% completed on building a full scale replica of the church, in stone and brick, in Alamos, Sonora, Mexico, which is a 17th century National Landmark village.
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Institute of Texan Cultures
#13 of 85 Sights & Landmarks in San Antonio
Also, while we there, they had a sort of education day with table exhibits by folks representing different cultures so it was a great view of older and newer version of these cultures in Texas.
This is a very interesting site to visit.
AT&T Center
#14 of 85 Sights & Landmarks in San Antonio
Our seats were high up but they gave a great view of the court and I felt the acoustics were good.
Seats are roomy and have great views.
The Guenther House Museum
#15 of 85 Sights & Landmarks in San Antonio
You have a chance to see a piece of history along with a beautifully preserved historical house with breathtaking views of the San Antonio River from the upstairs balcony.
Wonderful, historic site and home and on-going flour production facility.....beautiful grounds, buildings and several rooms and outdoor areas for breakfast and lunch.
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Mission San Juan
#16 of 85 Sights & Landmarks in San Antonio
There is an active church on the site which is very narrow but contains a very beautifully decorated altar backdrop.
This mission has spectacular architecture, is easy to access, and our best views were just after a spring rain, as the photos below will show.
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Tower of the Americas
#17 of 85 Sights & Landmarks in San Antonio
Awesome view, specially at sunset You will be able to re-enter with your admission fee multiple times if you want early and then come back in the evening A short walk from the riverwalk Enjoy the fountains around...
Fantastic views of the city and a wonderful display of notes, flags, paintings, etc. recounting the history of Texas through the centuries.
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Historic Market Square - City of San Antonio
#18 of 85 Sights & Landmarks in San Antonio
Wonderful place to view Mexican products in the numerous shops and even enjoy a Mexican meal while you rest from shopping.
Within walking distance of many downtown restaurants and sites.
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La Villita Historic Arts Village
#19 of 85 Sights & Landmarks in San Antonio
Then comes the yummy food and the little stores located within the village They have tons of food, face painting for kids and lots and lots of little shops They have ATMs on site but the fee is $4 so bring cash wi...
Not as busy as the rest of the riverwalk and such pretty views.
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Steves Homestead
#20 of 85 Sights & Landmarks in San Antonio
Amazing view down the stairwell from the 3rd story.
I'm not sure if you would have the same experience with another guide, but since we were the only people there at the time he showed us the third floor which isn't restored but had some nice views of the garden an...
Bexar County Courthouse
#21 of 85 Sights & Landmarks in San Antonio
... dark orange reddish color is located across from the Main plaza where the San Fernando Cathedral is also located , started in 1892 and finished in 1897 and is one of the most important landmarks in San Antonio..
A historic site you must visit if you travel to the Alamo City.
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Largest Boots in Texas
#22 of 85 Sights & Landmarks in San Antonio
Located at North Star Mall on the north side of San Antonio, the boots have been a landmark for years.
St. Mary's Catholic Church
#23 of 85 Sights & Landmarks in San Antonio
The parish started in the mid-19th century but the first church at this site was flooded and lost around 1921.
This church is confidently located and is free to view.
Nelson Wolff Municipal Stadium
#24 of 85 Sights & Landmarks in San Antonio
Fort Sam Houston Quadrangle
#25 of 85 Sights & Landmarks in San Antonio
The Grotto
#26 of 85 Sights & Landmarks in San Antonio
The Grotto offers a great insight of what the San Antonio area is all about it has easy access and from the riverwalk you can travel to other scenic sights.
Gift shop on site for al you Catholic needs.
Villa Finale: Museum & Gardens
#27 of 85 Sights & Landmarks in San Antonio
The previous owner’s collection is massive and very interesting to view, including a Napoleon death mask and an assortment of antique French and German military helmets.
VFW Post 76
#28 of 85 Sights & Landmarks in San Antonio
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Vietnam Veterans Memorial of San Antonio
#29 of 85 Sights & Landmarks in San Antonio
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The Aztec Theatre
#30 of 85 Sights & Landmarks in San Antonio
Great venue, great staff, great sound, great lights, the decor is amazing, its organized, its cool, great views from everywhere, great live venue, next to the famous Riverwalk and close to The Alamo too.
The mezzanine and balcony seating are upstairs with good viewing; except for the safety railing, in the aisles, it's a little distracting of full view of the stage.