La Villita historic art village

An exquisite historic art village, tucked away on the south bank of the San Antonio River, La Villita offers visitors the irresistible blend of great food, exciting entertainment alternatives and delightful shopping haunts.

Originally built as a settlement for Spanish soldiers in the late 18th century, La Villita can transformed into the eclectic trade and commerce district it is today, with the arrival of the French and German immigrants during the late 19th Century. Today, the potpourri of cultures that La Villita has been home to, over the years, is evident in the diverse architectural styles that adorn this region. You can embark on a journey of self-discovery with a walking tour through La Villita, guided by a tour map this district.

Gourmet diners can fuel their visit with their choice of fine cuisine, or even stop by at a café for a quick bite. Shopping enthusiasts can indulge themselves with the vivid assortment of arts and crafts stores La Villita is home to. The community also conducts a number of exciting events and promotional activities, like the immensely popular Soul Food Festival and the Accordion Festival, which attract visitors from all over the country.

You can even pamper your little ones with trendy apparel, decorate their room with quaint art, or even hone their musical skills with instruments from stores like Lone Star Mercantile, Casa Manos Alegres and the Artistic Endeavors Gallery. Add a touch of nostalgia to your private event or celebration, by hosting it at any of the historic venues that La Villita offers.

The Historic Arts Village is open to visitors from10 am to 6 pm all through the week. For further information, you can refer to the website or call (210) 207-8610.