105 Military Plaza, San Antonio Texas
Facing the back of City Hall, this was the original seat of government in the early 1700s. Commandants of Presidio de Bexar and many Spanish governors lived and ruled in the 10-room abode-walled structure. The building with hand carved doors, low-beam ceilings, a grape arbor and a mosaic-tiled patio is typical of colonial Spain. The entryway displays a keystone carved with the Hapsburg coat-of-arms. Several rooms are furnished in period.
The Spanish Governor's Palace is maintained by the city of San Antonio as a museum and is open to the public.
Other History nearby:
(San Antonio) Alamo Cenotaph
(New Braunfels) Alamo Classic Car Museum
(San Marcos) Aquarena Springs
(San Marcos) Belvin Street Historic District
(Devine) Bigfoot Wallace Museum
(San Antonio) Brooks Air Force Base
05/19 Coming to The San Antonio area
Wild Hog Festival and Craft Fair Sabinal TX March22-24 The annual World Championship Wild Hog Catching Contest features a two-person team chasing a wild hog in a pen, capturing the hog, placing it in a burlap sack and crossing the finish line in the fastest time.
Old Settlers Music Festival Driftwood TX April18-21 Central Texas' signature music event featuring Grammy-winning Americana, arts and craft, camping, food, and libations.
Austin Yoga Conference Austin TX May11-12 Mehtab, Kyra Haglund, Charlotte Matsumura, and Gioconda are among the master yoga teachers who will appear at the Austin Yoga Conference.
Cactus Pear Music Festival San Antonio TX July5-15 A classical music festival inspired by the cactus pear margarita.