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Spanish Governor's Palace

105 Plaza de Armas, San Antonio, TX
+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 good43%
  • Average26%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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105 Plaza de Armas, San Antonio, TX
+1 210-224-0601
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Spend an hour touring the Spanish Governor's Palace. Make certain you spend time reading all the placards. The history of this location is fascinating.

Thank Jaci405
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

While the Alamo does not charge for admittance, this small museum with only (7) or (8) rooms charges $5.00 for an adult admission. If you are truly interested in the Spanish history of this area, it is well worth it. The garden in the back...More

Thank volleygirl44
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Spanish Governor's Palace is a small museum in San Antonio that really captures the interesting Spanish history of the region, as well the interesting twists and turns that history itself takes. I recommend seeing the rooms in the recommended order to see how the...More

Thank jayalmonte
Reviewed 5 May 2017

The Governor's palace was occupied by several faimilies and has lots of furniture and interesting Spanish architecture and design, including the two-headed eagle on one of the chests. Memorabilia was interesting and well preserved to show what life was like many years ago. Nice little...More

Thank CMF568
Reviewed 26 April 2017

Everyone that goes to San Antonio goes to the Alamo, but personally I find it rather crowded and over-hyped. Not too far (we walked because it was a nice day) lies the Spanish Governor's Palace. This old building is very interesting and much less visited...More

Thank Remy V
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

Just a short walk from San Fernando Cathedral is the Spanish Governors Palace. A bargain at $5. It's loverly to explore the rooms built mainly in the 1700s all of which are furnished!and have a sign telling you how they were used. It really takes...More

Thank Stuart C
Reviewed 19 March 2017

On our way to Market Square, we passed by the Spanish Governor's Palace, and thought we would stop for a visit. It is not at all how you would visualize a palace; as a matter of fact, it is a rather small attraction. It has...More

Thank Roving-Saint
Reviewed 27 February 2017

This historic site is a great reminder that San Antonio was part of Spain... before it was Mexico, before it was Texas, before it was part of the US. "Palace" is a bit of a stretch for this building. It is a lovely adobe home...More

Thank TaraSA2014
Reviewed 9 February 2017

Lovely docent gave us some instructional material for a personal walking tour. One level, various rooms and garden (wish it were in bloom). Small stop near the cathedral or walk to the market square. Right behind city hall. Street not busy at all. Not sure...More

Thank EaZexcursions
Reviewed 7 February 2017

Quaint, super historic little place to visit. Dates back to San Antonio's early Spanish history days, from the double headed eagle Keystone over the entrance to the beautiful fountain in the courtyard. Laid back history no doubt. It's hard to compete with all of San...More

Thank Jeffery P
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bill M
how much is the entrance fee
4 January 2017|
Response from Richard W | Reviewed this property |
I don't honestly remember the exact cost for admission, but it was not much.