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Remember the Alamo

The cradle of Texan liberty, San Antonio is more than a historic city. It boasts some of the nation’s finest museums, great amusement parks, fine dining, and lively pubs and bars. Add to your San Antonio travel guide the Majestic Theatre and other of the city’s cultural highlights. If you like to see the city at its liveliest, San Antonio is best visited in February, when they hold the San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo, or in late April, for a a 10-day, city-wide, fun-filled, multi-cultural, family-oriented fiesta.

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El Mercado
El Mercado
El Mercado

El Mercado

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El Mercado

A souvenir haven

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San Antonio is one of those places a visitor should bring home souvenirs from, and the best place in town to procure them is El Mercado. The prices may not be as low as in old Mexico, but almost. Be sure and check out this authentic Mexican market during your stay.

San Antonio’s cultural pride and ties to the land South of the border are nowhere better evidenced than in shops like El Mercado. Just the smell of fresh cilantro is enough to “take you there” literally. Besides the atmosphere there are some great gifts and bargains to be had too.

El Mercado
514 W. Commerce St. San Antonio, San Antonio
Phone
+1 210 207 8600
Hours
11 AM until 8 PM daily