San Antonio

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San Antonio is famous as the site of the Alamo and other old Spanish mission churches still in existence. It's closeness to the border also gives it a strong Mexican flair. It is also interesting to learn how German immigrants influenced much of the history of the city and to see the development of its signature Riverwalk as well. (2013)

The long lower-level pathways along the San Antonio River that are lined with cafes and parks have become a signture part of the city. A famous view of the mission church of the Alamo which, while once an isolated outpost, is now located right in the middle of bustling downtown buildings. The Spanish Market of San Antonio is supposedly the largest market of Mexican arts and goods outside of that country. The King William historic neighborhood is full of beautifully refurbished old German immigrant mansions like this one known as Villa Finale. Just outside the city are the four other old Spanish missions whose original churches, like the of San Jose Mission seen here, are still being used all these years later.