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La Villita Historic Arts Village

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Address: 418 Villita, San Antonio, TX 78205-2908
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+1 210-207-8614
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No
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Located on the south bank of the San Antonio River, La Villita was one of...

Located on the south bank of the San Antonio River, La Villita was one of San Antonio’s first neighborhoods. In 1939, as ground broke on the San Antonio River Walk development, city official led by Mayor Maury Maverick acted to preserve this colorful part of San Antonio’s history. Today La Villita is a thriving arts community that stands as a monument to San Antonio’s past. La Villita is on the National Registry of Historic Districts. A historic arts village since 1939, the galleries and shops found in just one square block offer unique art by local and regional artists featuring oil paintings, sculptures, watercolors, metal art, rock art, textiles, copper wares, pottery, jewelry, stained glass and regional folk art.Please check out the many Shops at La Villita, which are open 10 am to 6 pm, Monday through Saturday, many on Sundays. In addition to the shops, restaurants and cafe, La Villita also has a number of beautiful outdoor venues, including the Arneson River Theatre, available for rent for weddings, receptions, birthday parties, concerts, dance performances, and much more.For a complete list of events at La Villita, please find us on Facebook.

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Cute village w/history

While walking the Riverwalk we stopped in la villita to look around. It is clean and has restrooms if you need a break with a coffee shop and many curio- boutique artsy shops. A... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

While walking the Riverwalk we stopped in la villita to look around. It is clean and has restrooms if you need a break with a coffee shop and many curio- boutique artsy shops. A beautifully kept area!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This little historical area is quaint and a nice stroll as a couple. It is right off the Riverwalk and a nice detour for shopping and inexpensive food. The village still has a lot of historic flairs and interesting feel.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Rented out part of the plaza for our wedding reception it was awesome. The atmosphere was great and so was the weather.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I was visiting the Alamo and river walk area and ended up here in the Arts Village. The Riverwalk is accessible from here. The buildings are historic and the shops feature unique items from artists. There are also clean bathrooms for the public.

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Farmersville, Texas
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a nice little area of shops and restaurants that is right off the riverwalk. I had been to San Antonio several times and wanted something new. This area was perfect and charming. The shops feature handmade items and many are pricey but we enjoyed our visit and even purchased a few things!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

An interesting place, but not indispensable. Many small houses housing workshops with local art. Not all buildings look typical. On the occasion of my visit, the place had little movement.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lots of small shops in one place with a mexican feel when you are outside, and you must walk outside to get to each. Good for gifts to bring back home.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you are looking for some unique, non-chain shops to visit, this might be the place to go. It is very near downtown San Antonio and the River Walk. Not a lot else to see here.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Good place to view Mexican hand made items from trinkets to artistic products. Parking acrost the street.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice area. Shops/galleries that were there were nice to see. It's along the River Walk so it's very pretty. At the same time, not a lot was there. I guess I overshopped earlier at the mexican market.

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