"The Spanish Governor's Palace" Spanish Governor's Palace Tip by Djinn76

Spanish Governor's Palace, San Antonio: 14 reviews and 31 photos


This is an excellent and well-restored example of a large Spanish colonial townhouse. It is also the only remaining example in Texas of an aristocratic eighteenth century Spanish residence. The exact date of erection of the building is not known, although the keystone over the main door bears the arms of the Hapsburgs and the date 1749.
By the time the city acquired the building, it had been considerably altered. It has finally been restored in 1929 and is now open to visitors as a museum.
There are 10 rooms and a loft, all furnished with Spanish Colonial period pieces. The rooms are presently designated as: chapel entrance hall, ballroom, office of the governor, dining room, living room, family bedroom, kitchen, stairway, terrace, and bedroom.
Entrance fee is only a couple of dollar and this is really worth it!

Address: 105 Military Plaza$1.50
Directions: Between Market Square and the Riverwalk on Commerce; across the plaza from City Hall
Phone: 210/224-0601
Website: http://www.sanantonio.gov/CCDO/parksplazas/governorspalace.aspx

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Dec 28, 2003
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