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Brief History of San Antonio

In 1718, at an Indian Village at the southern edge of Texas Hill Country, Spain established Mission San Antonio de Valero, which was later called the Alamo. A customary fort (presidio), San Antonio de Bexar protected the Alamo from mission endeavors.

Several other Spanish missions soon followed, but the city's real growth came from civil settlement in 1731. At this same time, this was Spain's first step to colonize Texas. Original colonists were Spanish Canary Islanders, to whom many families proudly trace their roots. San Antonio remained the chief Spanish , then Mexican took refuge in Texas until the Texas Revolution. Today, San Antonio is colorfully accented by its multicultural heritage.

San Antonio is well known for its many art museums, universities, theaters, symphony orchestra, golf courses, and San Antonians' love for fiestas!

Come join in the celebration and appreciate what all San Antonio has to offer.

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