For over 300 years, the Alamo has been a crossroads for Texas history. Here the Spanish colonization first took hold, Mexico armed its independence and even the Confederacy stood its ground. Yet most come to see the place where a small band of Texans held out for thirteen days against General Antonio López de Santa Anna.
The rich culture of San Antonio abounds throughout the plazas of Market Square. A three-block outdoor plaza lined with restaurants, shops and produce stands near San Antonio's city center, Market Square is the largest Mexican market in the U.S. It is one of America's top -ten outdoor markets according to Frommer's. Dozens of shops sell everything from hand-embroidered dresses to leather belts. Market Square's working artists, musicians, dancers and major cultural events give it a rich and lively cultural atmosphere. Visitors browse through 32 shops at "El Mercado," and 80 specialty shops in the Farmers Market Plaza. Market Square is also the scene of many Hispanic festivals where food and beverage booths spring up alongside Guadalajara lamps while the sounds of mariachi music blends with the excitement of Mexican dances.
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The Witte Museum, where nature, science and culture meet, hit an exhilarating milestone in March of 2017, when the new Witte opened its doors to visitors after more than 170,000 square feet of renovation and expansion. Massive new exhibitions on dinosaurs, People of the Pecos and Texas Wild highlight changes at the new Witte, located on the banks of the San Antonio River. The renaissance of the 90-year-old Witte Museum is emblematic of the growth of San Antonio, especially as a catalyst to development of the Broadway Cultural Corridor.
The Japanese Tea Garden has a glorious history of over 90 years,
from the time it was an operating rock quarry to today, as one of the most loved, educational and cultural resources in San Antonio.
The quarry was shaped into a complex that included walkways, stone arch bridges, an island and a Japanese pavilion. The garden was termed the lily pond, and local residents donated bulbs to beautify the area. Exotic plants were provided by the City nursery and the City Public Service Company donated the lighting system. The pavilion was roofed with palm leaves from trees in City parks.
Located in the King William National Historic District, Villa Finale is home to exhibitions focusing on the history of the beautiful King William neighborhood including Villa Finale, the first National Trust Historic Site in Texas. Visitors will also learn about Walter Mathis, a leading historic preservationist in San Antonio who spearheaded the restoration of fourteen distinctive neighborhood houses. Also on display are highlights from Mr. Mathis's extraordinary 12,000 piece collection of American, European, and Texan fine and decorative arts.
The San Antonio River Walk (also known as Paseo del Río or simply as The River Walk) is a 15-mile long city park and network of walkways along the banks of the San Antonio River, one story beneath the streets of San Antonio, Texas, United States. Lined by bars, shops, restaurants, nature, public artwork, and the five historic missions, the River Walk is an important part of the city's urban fabric and a tourist attraction in its own right.