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This mission, located at the San Antonio Missions National Historical Park, was founded in 1720 by Father Antonio Margil de Jesús. It was the largest mission and the main center for cultural and social activities. Hence it was labeled as the ‘Queen of Missions'. A large part of the church was destroyed over the years. The existing Rose Window is one of the finer pieces of architecture belonging to the Spanish colonial era. Some of the few remnants include the arches that once gave shelter to the missionaries, the Convento area and a part of the irrigation ditch, which is visible outside the compound. The church still functions and visitors are permitted to attend the Sunday mass.
This Spanish-Mediterranean mansion, located in the heart of well-to-do Alamo Heights, houses impressive artworks from 19th and 20th Century America and Europe, in addition to one of the largest theater arts collections in the United States. Its grounds are as lovely as its collections, boasting fountains, streams, goldfish ponds and Japanese-style gardens. Recent touring exhibitions include works by Georgia O'Keefe, a collection of pop art and American Pictorial Photography. The auditorium and portions of the McNay Art Museum are available for private functions.
A city-wide chain of cinemas, Alamo Drafthouse Cinema has earned itself a reputation for offering a first-rate cinema experience through excellent technology and service. They refuse to show advertisements before the start of a film, a practice that isn't shared by big-name theaters. If this is not enough to urge you to pay a visit here, then imagine yourself in a comfortable chair, drinking a cold beer, chowing down on delectable pizzas or quesadillas and watching a movie. Tempting? It sure is! Call to know more.
Laugh Out Loud Comedy Club serves up burgers and more while you watch hilarious comics. The club hosts comedy acts that will have you rolling on the floor laughing. The acts at the club are sure to lift your mood as much as their delicious meals will. This place also doubles as an event space to accommodate every kind of occasion. To know the schedule of acts here, check the website.
The San Antonio Holocaust Memorial Museum is made up of several exhibits intended to educate the public on the dangers of prejudice. The first exhibit displays the history of the Nazi era, and includes, video, print propaganda disseminated by the Nazis, photographs, and other documents. The second exhibit traces America's response to the Holocaust, including the stories of survivors who settled in San Antonio. Finally, there's an outdoor contemplative area that memorializes those who died in the Holocaust. Admission is free and tours are available through appointment.
There are many reasons why the Alamo Drafthouse has won appreciation and praise. Among them are incredible movie nights, cold beer, delectable food, and no advertising. The Westlakes location of this chain carries forward this excellent service, and is a favorite among locals and visitors for watching a movie. See the website or call for more information.