Posted on October 15, 2015
San Antonio is full of historical sites and wonders and none are quite as fascinating and interesting as La Villita. La Villita was first built by the Spanish in 1845 and is one of the city’s first neighborhoods acting as a housing district for most of the 19th and 20th centuries. The historic collection of buildings including a still-functioning chapel has been a haven for local artists and artisans since the 1960s.
La Villita is a place that locals adore for many reasons: it’s easy to walk to and around, the galleries are phenomenal and the dining options in and around La Villita are delicious. Now, the main reason to visit La Villita is for gallery hopping and there’s no denying it. There’s truthfully a shop or gallery for everyone from jewelry to copper works and from Mexican folk art to vibrant landscapes. There are also specialty shops featuring local artists and Texas flavors and favorites. Every gallery attendant and owner I’ve visited has been incredibly kind and knowledgeable of art and their other gallery neighbors.
If you’re hungry while visiting La Villita and it’s easy to work up an appetite after a day of gallery hopping, there are more than a few dining options there....
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