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San Antonio Cultural Arts Tour

San Antonio is a haven for artists and musicians of all sorts
Rating: 5 out of 5 by EveryTrail members
Difficulty: Easy
Length: 7.2 miles
Duration: Full day
Family Friendly

Overview :  This cultural and arts tour is best to start early in the morning. Luckily the first stop begins serving breakfast at 7 a.m., but you ... more »

Tips:  What to wear: Since you'll do a good amount of walking, it would be a good idea to dress comfortably.

Light layers are a great way to... more »

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Points of Interest

Carl Hilmar Guenther began his travels in 1848 when he left his home in Europe, and worked his way through the United States, eventually arriving in Texas. He opened a flour mill in Fredericksburg and after a serious drought moved the operations to the San Antonio River. In 1860, building the house where he and his wife would raise seven children.
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National Geographic once called the Spanish Governor's Palace "the most beautiful building in San Antonio." It is also a National Landmark.

This is one of the last examples of an early aristocratic Spanish dwelling in Texas. Originally it was built to help fortify the San Antonio de Valero Mission (the Alamo) and colony.

The palace was built in... More

Museo Alameda may have opened in 1996, but its roots go much further back. Tano Lucchese built and opened the largest movie palace dedicated to Spanish-language entertainment in the U.S. and named it The Alameda. The city donated the lands and contributed capital dollars to redevelop the dilapidated property in 1991. Not long after, the... More

Anne Marie's Carriage House and Bistro sits in a lovely setting, right in front of the San Antonio Botanical Gardens. The building was finished in 1896 and is commonly called the Sullivan Carriage House.

Anne Marie's breakfast menu includes crapes, Carriage House French Toast with jalapeno cheddar bread dipped in a special batter, grilled and... More

The McNay Art Museum was the first modern art museum in Texas and opened in 1954. Marion Koogler McNay donated her 24-room Spanish Colonial Revival house, 23 acres of land, an endowment, and an art collection with more than 700 works of art. Her collection included 19th and 20th century European and American paintings and Southwest art from New... More