In 1836, General Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna and 6,000 Mexican soldiers stormed the Alamo in San Antonio, Texas, killing the defenders there, most famously James Bowie and Davy Crockett. In 2017, The Royal Tour visited the site. Some other stuff happened in between.
The Alamo is San Antonio’s most famous landmark. It began as a small mission, and its roots as a church are still evident. Today, it stands as a museum to the defenders who fought and died there for Texan independence, the first battle of an underwhelming and quick war for a country that would exist independently for all of eightteen years. Big deal? Probably not, but to Texans, it is as important as Revolutionary War sites are to many Americans.
For me, the best part of the experience was the grounds. Live oaks that have been around as long as the structure dot the area, and outbuildings exist as museum exhibits or snack shops.
While the experience was worthwhile, it was not the only sight in San Antonio worth visiting. I also stopped by the historic market square, also called the Mexican market, for tacos and shopping. While very touristy, it had some charm.
The tacos were amazing, the shopping was nice, and a good time was had by all. If you are in San Antonio, be sure to stop by!
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