Historic Market Square – Top Place to Visit in San Antonio, Texas

514 W Commerce St, San Antonio, TX 78207

In the heart of downtown San Antonio, there is a hidden gem, rich in culture, food, and history. The Historic Market Square is a  visitors paradise,  and a fun way to learn about San Antonio’s beautiful history and amazing culture.  From the Market Square Plaza, to the Shopping Centers inside the Air-conditioned Market, there are hundreds  of shops to buy anything one might need. It stands as a remembrance of historic San Antonio with daily needed items for sale, in addition to ice creams, ole Thank You of souvenirs, and specialty items to boot. Outside the indoor Market, you will find the most wonderful restaurants, owned by very well known families of San Antonio, and while there, one can always visit their Mariachi Bar or the delicious Pan Dulce counter for drinks and treats.  

The market itself is bursting with color and sound, with a  lot of live music and delicious fruity drinks. There is a blend of culture there, with shops painted, pottery and woven textiles for sale, hats, and a blend of all things Mexican and South American. Only a few minutes walk from the riverwalk, this destination has to be on your to-do list when visiting San Antonio. 

The Market Square is very important to the people, since it stands for what the city of San Antonio represents for our Hispanic Heritage. It is colorful, with many tourist shops to browse, places to sit and listen to music, and to eat and become immersed in a different culture. The City of San Antonio needs to treasure it, and let it thrive. It is a safe place for people from all backgrounds to come together and celebrate differences, and explore different cultures.

This amazing location is located in beautiful San Antonio, Texas, along with these other must-see places of interest: 

  • Alamo Mission in San Antonio (“The Alamo”)
  • Institute of Texan Cultures
  • La Villita
  • The River Walk
  • The Majestic Theatre
  • Mission Espada
  • San Fernando Cathedral
  • Arneson River Theater
  • Hemisfair 
  • Tower of the Americas
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