San Antonio Landmarks and Monuments
(San Antonio, Texas - TX, USA)
San Antonio has its fair share of monuments and landmarks, including the largest Mexican market place outside of Mexico, a number of famous missions and a historic cathedral.
There are also some noteworthy architectural gems in San Antonio, such as the Spanish Governor's Palace and the iconic Tower of the Americas, with its observation deck, glass elevators and revolving restaurant.
Tower of the Americas
Address: 600 Hemisfair Park, San Antonio, Texas TX, 78205, USA
Tel: +1 210 207 8615
This 750-foot / 229-meter tower offers superb views of the city and beyond. Attractions include an observation deck, glass elevators and a revolving restaurant.
Open hours: Sunday to Thursday - 09:00 to 22:00, Friday and Saturday - 09:00 to 23:00
Admission: charge, discounts for children and seniors
El Mercado de San Antonio / San Antonio Market Square
Address: Market Square, 514 West Commerce, San Antonio, Texas TX, 78207, USA
Tel: +1 210 207 8600
San Antonio's Market Square is the biggest of its kind outside of Mexico. There are numerous shops selling a range of goods such as authentic crafts including jewelry, ceramics, clothing and leather items. The colorful market is also a great place to pick up a bite to eat and it frequently hosts live entertainment.
Open hours: daily - 10:00 to 18:00, seasonal variations apply
Mission San José
Address: 6701 San Jose Drive, San Antonio, Texas TX, 78214, USA
Tel: +1 210 932 1001
Founded in 1720, this large mission has some stunning architectural features including ornate carved doors, sculptures, a granary and the famous Rose Window.
Open hours: daily - 09:00 to 17:00, seasonal variations apply
Spanish Governor's Palace
Address: 105 Plaza de Armas, San Antonio, Texas TX, 78205, USA
Tel: +1 210 224 0601
This National Historic Landmark is a stunning 18th-century building with ten rooms, period furnishings and a lovely courtyard with a stone fountain.
Open hours: Monday to Saturday - 09:00 to 17:00, Sunday - 10:00 to 17:00, seasonal variations apply
Admission: charge, discounts for children
Vietnam War Memorial
Address: Veterans Memorial Plaza, Intersection of Jefferson and Martin streets, San Antonio, Texas TX, 78205, USA
This huge bronze statue is 10-feet / 3-meters tall and weighs more than 10 tons. San Antonio's Vietnam War Memorial is dedicated to all veterans and depicts a wounded soldier being comforted by a radio operator who is searching the sky for an evacuation helicopter.
Open hours: daily