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Spanish Governor's Palace

The Spanish Governors Palace © Lutz Fischer-Lamprecht
The Spanish Governors Palace © Lutz Fischer-Lamprecht

Described by National Geographic as the most beautiful building in San Antonio, the diminutive palace once served as the headquarters for the Spanish rulers of this region. Built in the Spanish Colonial style, it is said to have been erected as early as 1722. The lovely building is filled with treasures and historical relics from the 18th century and the patio flows onto a relaxing garden perfect for contemplation. The palace is an easy walk from the San Antonio River Walk, while on the last Sunday of every month a living history group visits in period costume and performs reenactments.

Website: www.spanishgovernorspalace.org