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Alamo Plaza, San Antonio

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San Antonio: Historic Church and Downtown Walking Tour

1. San Antonio: Historic Church and Downtown Walking Tour

Discover the historic downtown area of San Antonio with a guide on a walking tour. Learn about the fascinating history of the city and see some of its most beautiful churches and historic buildings. Start the tour at Alamo Plaza and visit St. Mary's Catholic Church, San Fernando Cathedral, St. John's Lutheran Church, the Church of La Villita, and St. Joseph's Catholic Parish - all located in the downtown area. Let your tour guide take you back to the 18th and 19th centuries when these churches were founded by settlers from the Canary Islands, Germany, Eastern Europe, and other areas of the Americas. Marvel at stunning displays of stained glass, beautifully painted sanctuaries, and ornate carvings of stone and wood. Gain a greater understanding of San Antonio's history, especially the period of growth and development in the mid to late 19th century. See other points of interest along the route such as Alamo Plaza, Historic Houston Street, Historic Theaters (Majestic, Texas Theater, and Aztec Theater), Plaza de las Islas, La Villita, and public art installations such as Riverwalk Public Art Garden.

San Antonio: Icons of San Antonio Walking Tour

2. San Antonio: Icons of San Antonio Walking Tour

Discover the rich history and heritage of San Antonio on a walking tour that's perfect for families with small children. Visit iconic sights such as  Alamo Plaza, Spanish Governor's Mansion, and Briscoe Western Art Museum. Meet your guide at Alamo Plaza and set out to discover the key businessmen and historical figures who helped to build the city. Learn about the impressions that these icons left behind on landmarks such as the Spanish Governor's Mansion, the only remaining example in Texas of an aristocratic 18th-century Spanish Colonial in−town residence. Along the way, admire the futuristic architecture of San Pedro Creek Culture Park and the historic buildings of the Alamo Plaza Historic District. You will also have the opportunity to admire the exterior of the Briscoe Western Art Museum.

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