San Antonio is very different from Austin, it is a colorful and tourist city. Visit in one day. Fort Alamo is located in San Antonio. For the Americans Fort Alamo is equivalent to our bell tower of Giotto.
If something goes back more than a hundred years, they are very good at building a wonderful museum or enhancing a monument that for us could have the relevance of an old chest. I have always admired their ability.
However, Alamo is also of symbolic importance. Alamo’s mission was built in the 18th century by the Spaniards to indoctrinate the Native Americans and then became a military fort. Who does not know the famous battle of Alamo?
Key battle in the Texas War of Independence. The Texans were besieged for thirteen days in Alamo and many were killed with such cruelty by the Mexicans, who precisely because of this ferocity, from all parts of Texas arrived men to avenge the death of their compatriots and then win the war against Mexico.
The ticket costs $15, a bit too much for what you actually see. Don’t miss San Antonio the River Walk, a boulevard that runs alongside the river with bars and restaurants. You can also miss the Villita: a small village with art shops and some bars, where there is very little art. You can then walk down the cheerful streets of Downtown and do some shopping or stop for a coffee (expressed) in the bar of the elegant Hotel Menger.
Hotel Menger is a beautiful hotel right in the central area of San Antonio.
Comfortable note: public car parks cost 15 dollars, whether you are 3 minutes or one day. Leave your car in the streets that line Downtown and there are much cheaper coin parcometers there.