Spanish Governor's Palace
Welcome to the Spanish Governor's Palace, the historic adobe structure dating back to the Spanish Colonial period. Located in San Antonio's Downtown District amidst Plaza De Armas, this residence was first built in 1749 for the Captain of Presidio San Antonio de Bexar (Bejar). Also known as the 'comandancia', this spot also served as the office for several different Military Garrison captains from 1722 through the 1800s.
Your group will have a chance to tour both the inside and outside of this palace during your visit, witch several furnished rooms, period pieces, and outdoor gardens for your group to explore. There are 10 total rooms open for exploration, such as the 1930's era loft, kitchen, and children's bedroom, 1700s dining area, and 1749 living area. Pay special attention to the wood carved doors in the establishment, the main door telling the story of the first settlers and peoples of San Antonio, and the story of the rivalry between Spain and France during this era.
You will probably notice during your tour that the Main Courtyard serves as the centerpiece of this property, with its gorgeous stucco stone walls and open arch patio surrounded by lush landscape and gardens.
Elegant and enchanted, it features a rich garden, a large fountain, a historic well, sitting benches and a mosaic walking path - Spanish Governor's Palace