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San Antonio from 1700's to Present Private Half-Day Tour

 
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San Antonio, TX, is a place steeped in history. From the Spanish colonization and establishment of the mission system to the Battle of the Alamo, San Antonio has been shaped by events that transpired centuries ago. Visitors can explore different sites to understand how San Antonio has evolved. This snapshot tour will highlight some highlights and give visitors ideas on where to delve deeper into San Antonio’s past.

The tour begins at one of the most revered locations in Texas: The Alamo. This Spanish mission was originally built as a Catholic church before it became an important military outpost for movements against Americans during their fight for independence from Mexico. The structure survived the Battle of the Alamo, even after General Santa Anna ordered the Alamo cannon to be fired on soldiers—some former prisoners of war—stormed the mission after a surprise attack. Those who died during that battle included Davy Crockett and Jim Bowie, well-known Texas pioneers.

Visitors can learn about San Antonio’s history at Mission Espada. This mission was one of two built-in East Texas, where Padre Francisco de los Dolores and his Mexican settlers first set up shop in 1818. The mission survived the battle, despite being surrounded by the army of General Santa Anna. Visitors can see a replica of the chapel still inside Mission Espada.

Before visiting San Antonio, guests should plan to relax at La Villita, a 200-acre indigenous village in the heart of downtown San Antonio. The mission was once home to more than 3,000 residents who worked in the local limestone industry. Now visitors can enjoy live music events and exhibits, including a replica of the church that dates back to 1747, as well as learn how indigenous people lived and worked throughout history at La Villita museums.

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