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Spanish Governor's Palace: Tours & Tickets

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Adobe building built in the mid-1700s for the Spanish presidio, now a major tourist attraction.
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105 Plaza de Armas, San Antonio, TX 78205-2412
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This is a well documented historical site with an excellent self guided tour. It provided a great glimpse into life under the Spanish that we saw nowhere else.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank ianbeavis
Reviewed 19 August 2019

It was interesting to see the original size of the quarters. The interior was not grand as we expected but the history of improvements and timeline were well set out and included a map of room order in which to follow. The courtyard was shaded...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank NanaMarlin
Reviewed 8 August 2019 via mobile

This house was the first Spanish military commanders house. It’s a cool small historic site with a well laid out self guided tour. It won’t take long to go through and the historic lesson was well laid out. It was nice to see a small...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank 507GregS
Reviewed 13 July 2019

The cost is only $5 ($3 seniors) so it's not expensive if you're into history. It's a small place with about 9-10 rooms sparsely furnished. The garden outside was more impressive to me. But, if you happen to be walking by it may be worth...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank RBonTheLake
Reviewed 27 June 2019

This is the last remaining building of the 18th-century San Antonio Presidio. While the front part of the building is original, the rest of it was added years later. Even so, it's a cool look at what Spanish colonial life was like. It's rather small,...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank phvi2617
Reviewed 3 June 2019

Greeted by a very friendly hostess who gave us information and answered our questions. Very interesting architecture and history. Well done.

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank denj865
Reviewed 20 May 2019

This may be one of the more underrated attractions in San Antonio. Located south of the Alamo, near the county courthouse, and fronting on a nice little plaza, this building is on the site of one of the oldest buildings in San Antonio and although...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Michaelhuston
Reviewed 8 May 2019

This little gem is an easy walk from the River Walk area. It's definitely worth the short tour. If you like antiques and/or history - you'll appreciate this "palace".

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank MaryM10159
Reviewed 7 May 2019

Near the Main Plaza and San Fernando Cathedral is this little gem of a museum. The Spanish Governor's Palace is a small attraction that has loads of historic significance and details that is just fun to walk through. And the gardens are absolutely beautiful! It...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Elaine F
Reviewed 2 May 2019

Near San Fernando Cathedral. Great restored sight of the first Spanish leaders from1700. The gardens are beautiful and the history story is great. wonderful find.

Date of experience: April 2019
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Cliff S
18 July 2018|
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.
18 February 2018|
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Response from KarenG98 | 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
bill M
4 January 2017|
Response from richardwK1705JY | Reviewed this property |
I don't honestly remember the exact cost for admission, but it was not much.