Spanish Texas - San Antonio
Lunch on your own
Tuesday, Jan. 25, $34 pp
Depart SCPL 7:30 a.m.; return 6:30 p.m.
Level 3, walking, walking and steps
Tickets for this event go on sale Monday, November 1 at 9 a.m.
San Antonio embodies the centuries-long evolution of Texas as a Spanish colony. Its many heritage sites allow us a glimpse into the past as we search for the stories making up the history of Spanish Texas.
Today our quest will take us on a tour of Mission San José, known as Queen of the Missions, the Spanish Governor's Palace, once the seat of Spanish rule in Texas, and San Fernando Cathedral, America's oldest cathedral sanctuary. We will stand in history's footsteps at Military Plaza and learn the story of The Canary Islanders, the first Spanish settlers, and also the Chili Queens who brewed "soup of the Devil." We'll add a dash of whimsy with a photo op at the world's largest Virgin Mary Mosaic candle along with tales of Fiesta San Antonio and the Battle of the Flowers.
Enjoy lunch on your own at Mi Tierra or La Margarita restaurants.
Ticket includes transportation, museum fees, muffin and juice. Maximum tickets: 46
Trip Leader: Jerilee Prather