La Villita is the oldest neighborhood of San Antonio. Currently it is a major tourist attraction, just off the Riverwalk. La Villita consists of several old houses and buildings, most of which have been transformed to art galleries, shops, cafes and such.
We especially like the little Mexican curio shop, the copper art gallery, the wax/candle shop (you get to visit the old wax-making room behind), the glass curio shop (where you can watch artists blowing glass) and the various painting galleries. Most of these support local artists.
I also make it a point to visit the Little Church while visiting La Villita.
Overall, it is a cute little space to explore on a lazy afternoon, rich in history and art. I love it!More