Discovered by a Spanish expedition in 1691 on the name day of St. Antonio of Padua, from whom it takes its name, San Antonio is a multi-faceted city. History meets modernity, in the city's architecture where baroque buildings such as San Fernando Cathedral are found side-by-side with the city's modern structures, as well as in a plethora of tourist attractions. Visit Fort Alamo, the famous Spanish mission where Davy Crockett and his companions resisted the Mexican army to later declare the independence of the state of Texas.
San Antonio is also famous for its river, which flows through its centre in the form of several canals—earning the city the nickname of the “Little Venice” of Texas. You will love the River Walk, lined with cafes and shops along several kilometres of trails to walk, hike or bike.
The San Antonio Museum of Art, one of the most important museums in Texas, offers a wide variety of items and works of art, from ancient Egypt to the present day. Don't miss the McNay Art Museum as well. Housed in the former residence of the collector Marion Koogler McNay, this museum is worth the detour for its collection of everything from medieval and Renaissance art, to Southwestern prints and drawings—including several by McNay herself.
San Antonio Museum of Art
200 West Jones Avenue
San Antonio, TX 78215
Tel : +1 210 978 8100
McNay Art Museum
6000 North New Braunfels Avenue
San Antonio, TX 78209
Tel : +1 210 824 5368