The Spanish Governor's Palace existed before the Battle of the Alamo.  It was built to protect the Alamo (aka mission San Antonio De Valero).  Many laws were created in this building and the Chapel (La Capillita) held many religious gatherings for Spanish government officials, their families, and town civilians.  The Chapel also became well known for visitors travelling through San Antonio.  Many people would stop by and pray for their safety as they continued on their journey. 

Additional information:

- If you plan to visit the Palace on the weekends, you can park at City Hall for free.  (The Spanish Governor's Palace faces the back of City Hall and is near Market Square).

- Allow 30 minutes - 1 hour.

- Hours: Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm; Sun 10:00 - 5:00

- Admission: $2; $1.50 for 60+ and military