The circa 1749 Spanish Governor’s Palace served as the headquarters and residence of the presidio of San Antonio de Bexar’s captain, the ranking representative of the king of Spain in the absence of the governor. Particularly striking are the palace’s three-foot-thick stone walls, and its eclectic mix of historic furniture and artifacts. The building’s highlight is the magnificent courtyard, a natural patio with a canopy of live oaks stretching over lush tropical plants. Gentle breezes, chirping birds and a soothing fountain transport visitors to an oasis seemingly far away from the surrounding urban environment.
The Spanish Governor's Palace was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1970.
Watch the video below to learn more about Spanish Settlement of Texas. This video was produced for inclusion in the Hispanic Texans mobile tour, more information about which may be found on our Hispanic heritage page at the following link: http://texastimetravel.com/travel-themes/main-hispanic-heritage