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La Villita Historic Arts Village

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Address: 418 Villita, San Antonio, TX 78205
Phone Number:
+1 210-207-8614
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No
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Located on the south bank of the San Antonio River, La Villita was one of...

Located on the south bank of the San Antonio River, La Villita was one of San Antonio’s first neighborhoods. In 1939, as ground broke on the San Antonio River Walk development, city official led by Mayor Maury Maverick acted to preserve this colorful part of San Antonio’s history. Today La Villita is a thriving arts community that stands as a monument to San Antonio’s past. La Villita is on the National Registry of Historic Districts. A historic arts village since 1939, the galleries and shops found in just one square block offer unique art by local and regional artists featuring oil paintings, sculptures, watercolors, metal art, rock art, textiles, copper wares, pottery, jewelry, stained glass and regional folk art.Please check out the many Shops at La Villita, which are open 10 am to 6 pm, Monday through Saturday, many on Sundays. In addition to the shops, restaurants and cafe, La Villita also has a number of beautiful outdoor venues, including the Arneson River Theatre, available for rent for weddings, receptions, birthday parties, concerts, dance performances, and much more.For a complete list of events at La Villita, please find us on Facebook.

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Craft Centre providing both local and traditional craft goods

Series of small building with craft workshops and retail units. Very central with access from street or the Riverwalk this is well worth a visit. Sale goods largely tend to be a... read more

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EdinEdinburgh
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Series of small building with craft workshops and retail units. Very central with access from street or the Riverwalk this is well worth a visit. Sale goods largely tend to be a little expensive but are of a high quality. These comprise gifts, glassware, books, cloth items, soaps and mexican crafts. Good for quality souvenirs. Worth a short visit. Some... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Small old village that is very romantic and quiet. Many art shops and galleries, few restaurants to grab a bite. Highly recommend (!)

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A great venue to hold a business meeting at a hotel and then take a boat ride and arrive at your restaurant at night. That is exactly what we did last night and the weather could not have been more perfect. You need to have Tex-Mex while you are at the Riverwalk.

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not much here except for a few restaurant and gifty type stores. Many of them closed on Sunday. If you don't make it here you did not miss much

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a quaint little shopping area with unique items from the area. There was a little church there with a wedding the day we went. I purchased some copper pieces and a stained glass piece. Going up to it from the River Walk was a treat in itself.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On Sunday, many of the shops closed. Tuesday afternoon, lots of nice crafty palces to shop. We really liked the Copper Shop - nice local work at fair prices.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

La Villita is adjacent to the Riverwalk so it's very convenent to visit and very quaint. It's a little Mex Tex village with lots of little shops for browsing and some good places to eat. One year, an organization I belong to hosted our annual meeting in San Antonio and our South Texas Chapter renting La Villita for our Saturday... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Worth a stroll through. Several nice galleries and a couple good shops, not as many as I hoped however.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife & I enjoyed strolling the narrow streets of La Villita and popping into the small arts & crafts & gift shops. The architecture takes visitors back to the 1800s, but the items for sale in the shops are modern with Southwestern influences. The shops we visited each had products of very good craftsmanship (no cheap tourist stuff), in... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Enjoyed walking through the historic village very much. went into several shops, people friendly answering questions. I did do a little shopping there. really enjoyed

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