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The Alamo, San Antonio, Texas

 
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Distance from city center: 8mi
Sistazzione's pictureby Sistazzione History & Culture travel tip
added on the 14th of October, 2010
Just across from the popular Riverwalk, The Alamo is a historical landmark with a rich and heroic history. Originally built as a mission, the building has been transformed into a museum and is now visited by people from all over the world.

It was amazing to see that being so close to the Riverwalk and in the heart of great buildings of the city, The Alamo managed to maintain its simplicity, its beautiful surrounding grounds and quietness. It was a worthwhile few hours we spent exploring the 'museum' and its surroundings.

Address:
955 S Alamo St, San Antonio, TX 78205, USA

Price:
Free entry.

Opening Hours:
10:00am to 5:30pm.

 
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