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La Villita Historic Arts Village

418 Villita, San Antonio, TX 78205-2908
+1 210-207-8614
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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.
  • Excellent26%
  • Very good43%
  • Average23%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible1%
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“local artists” (37 reviews)
“copper shop” (16 reviews)
“stained glass” (22 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
418 Villita, San Antonio, TX 78205-2908
+1 210-207-8614
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Reviewed 1 week ago

What a wonderful restaurant! Beautiful murals are all over the walls and there is a 25 foot long panaderia case! Loads of delicious goodies to choose from. I picked about 15 and there are lots more I wanted to try. This is an historic restaurant...More

Thank jeannee123
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice to walk through the shops in this artist's quarter off the Riverwalk. The stained glass was especially beautiful.

Thank hrs314
Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice shops, nice stroll, some original art, jewelry, etc. Tried one restaurant that was "just okay". Expected more than was delivered but time was not wasted.

Thank cherrysikes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Interesting little area not far from the Riverwalk and other spots downtown. Is it a village? Sure. Is it artsy? Perhaps. Is it historic? Well, the ground underneath probably is. The two main issues I had were that unless you hit this location at a...More

Thank jayseae
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The cafe we found within the village was 😝. Our order was wrong, cold, tasteless overpriced. How hard is it when you ask for over easy eggs get scrambled flour tortillas get corn tortillas took them back and still got the same, I was upset...More

Thank Leanore J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

La Villita is so much fun. The diversity of art, the neighborhood cat who followed us around, and the personnel in all of the stores. This is a definite "most do" when you visit San Antonio.

Thank Hangry_in_SATX
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We wandered through here on our last day in San Antonio and found the shops to be really interesting and unique by comparison to the rest of the touristy places in town. We visited every shop that was open and came out with several treasures....More

Thank Jen L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

There were many interesting shops. One in particular was devoted to all things copper. The shop was large for this type of store. There was a wide variety of jewelry, pans, pitchers and other copper objects. This shop alone was worth the visit.

Thank Elon B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoyed breakfast at the cafe, and also walking through La Villita. It was historic and peaceful, and we bought some original art at one of the galleries. You could spend 30 minutes or a couple of hours just exploring.

Thank followthegleam
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I came here to attend my User Group's Cocktail Reception and got to enjoy live mariachi music and dancing show at a small outdoor amphitheater area at the Riverwalk. The cocktails were a bit watered down but the hors d'oeuvres served were quite tasty. This...More

Thank Marcia_no_dias_malos
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Rita H
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Response from ladyice1725 | Reviewed this property |
I thought it was a series they had during the season
Margenne S
29 September 2015|
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Response from maggiet0813 | Reviewed this property |
Both are along the Riverealk so a stroll southward from the hotel will get you to La Villita. Approximately 10-15 minutes unless you stop for beverages along the way! Per other response Boudros does have delicious... More