Spanish Governor's Palace

105 Plaza de Armas, San Antonio, TX 78205 - United States




The Spanish Governor’s Palace, a National Historic Landmark, is the last visible trace of the Presidio San Antonio de Bexar and the only remaining example in Texas of an aristocratic 18th-century Spanish Colonial town house. Constructed in the early 1700s, it was used as the headquarters and residence of the captain of the Presidio San Antonio de Bejar and later given the name “Spanish Governor’s Palace.” The building is a long one-story, U-shaped adobe and stone structure covered in stucco that surrounds a traditional Spanish patio and courtyard. Since 1930, it has operated as a Museum of Spanish Colonial History.


Come learn Texas’s earliest history under Spanish rule. Your self-guided tour will take you through rooms furnished with Spanish Colonial period pieces and you'll be delighted with the beautifully landscaped gardens in the courtyard.

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