Tuesday, January 20, 2015

San Antonio

I have wanted to visit San Antonio for years! 
And here we are....A city filled with history!
You have to visit the Alamo!
This was a Mission built in the 1700's. In the 1800's it became know as El Alamo...the Spanish word for the nearby cottonwood trees . 
The Alamo became the symbol of Texas' struggle for independence in 1836.

The River walk....
one of the main reasons I wanted to come to San Antonio...
It was planned and built because of the floods in 1921. 
Over the years it has evolved into what it is today.
A beautiful place to stroll and shop if you wish!
The Villita... 
It was San Antonio's first neighbourhood, a settlement of primitive huts near the Alamo. 
19th Century immigrants created a pleasant mishmash of architectural styles that are used today as an art community...

Market Square is the historical center and heart of the city's Mexican culture.  
Lots of shops, food and cultural events.

Main Plaza 
 the heart of San Antonio and location of the San Fernando Cathedral 
the oldest Cathedral in Texas
Before we left...we had to eat right beside the Riverwalk!

This is just a few of the things to see....you could spend days visiting, shopping and eating here!!

4 comments:

  1. it's been a few years since i've been to san antone but i always enjoy the alamo and the riverwalk, too. hope you get some good tex mex!

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  2. Fabulous photos of this area. Did you have a chance to do any cycling?

    Looking forward to your next adventure.

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  3. You picked a good time to come to Texas we are having such nice weather this week

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