Real San Antonio: Discovering a Texan Rebel with Spanish Temper

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Audio tour
Audio tour in English
Route length: 5 miles
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Duration 2h
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  • You'll receive a self-guided audio tour right after booking
  • Immerse yourself into the cross-cultural history of San Antonio walking with your in-app audio tour
  • Discover the sites that witnessed Texas’s courageous fight for independence from Mexico
  • Visit the most famous of the five UNESCO-featured 18th-century Spanish colonial missions
  • Sneak into the bar where T. Roosevelt recruited soldiers to fight in the Spanish-American War
  • Walk and savor the old-world ambience of San Antonio's emblematic River Walk promenade
Welcome to San Antonio, the oldest big city in Texas. This tour invites you to stroll its carefully preserved downtown and reimagine it as the Spanish missionary settlement it used to be 300 years ago. You will start touring at the newly renovated hip Pearl neighborhood overlooking the San Antonio River and make your way further along the River Walk, the city's emblematic promenade. The iconic Alamo, or the Shrine of Texas Liberty, will capture your attention with its exquisite exterior and history of the fabled fight to wrest Texas from Mexico. Later on, you will face the haunted-looking San Fernando Cathedral, yet another site of this fight. The 19th-century La Villita district will pull you into the vivid artisanal shops with its village-like ambiance. After that, the 750 feet-tall Tower of the Americas at Hemisfair Park will grab your attention as it would – at the famous 1968 World’s Fair it was built for. Then, you will see the only remaining aristocratic Spanish townhouse in Texas, the Spanish Governor's Palace, dating back to the 18th century. Next, you will drift from one colorful stall to another at the Historic Market Square, the largest Mexican-style market outside Mexico. Finally, you will come over to the landmark Casa Navarro residence to meet Jose Navarro, a famed signer of the Texas Declaration of Independence. Join this tour and seize the authentic storied past of San Antonio, where the Latin heritage mixes up with its American present!

What's included

  • Self-guided audio tour for your smartphone on the WeGoTrip app
  • Detailed route from stop to stop with live GPS map on your smartphone
  • Tip on the best time to visit the San Fernando Cathedral and watch the light show
  • Earphones and smartphone are not included – bring your own
  • Free timed entry ticket to the Alamo Church — recommended to book in advance
  • In-person tour guide

Places you will visit

The route of the tour goes within circle
The Park at Pearl
Pearl Parkway, 312
Casa Navarro State Historic Site
South Laredo Street, 228
Download the app and the digital audio tour on your smartphone before the visit. You will find recommendations on how to get to the staring point in the first step of the tour. If you have any questions or need any assistance, please email us at
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