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2018 Festival of Homiletics - Washington, DC

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Explore San Antonio!

While you're in San Antonio for the 25th Annual Festival of Homiletics, you won't want to miss out on all this great city has to offer. Here are some highlights!

San Antonio Riverwalk

"The San Antonio River Walk is a verdant oasis of cypress-lined paved paths, arched stone bridges and lush landscapes. It gently winds through the city center, providing millions of visitors each year with easy access to the city’s cultural hot spots, historic sites and other attractions.

Just steps from the River Walk is Main Plaza - 'the heart of the city.'"

Market Square - El Mercado

"The rich culture of San Antonio abounds throughout the plazas of Market Square. A three-block outdoor plaza lined with restaurants, shops and produce stands near San Antonio's city center, Market Square is the largest Mexican market in the U.S. It is one of America's top -ten outdoor markets according to Frommer's. Dozens of shops sell everything from hand-embroidered dresses to leather belts. Market Square's working artists, musicians, dancers and major cultural events give it a rich and lively cultural atmosphere.  Visitors browse through 32 shops at "El Mercado," and 80 specialty shops in the Farmers Market Plaza. Market Square is also the scene of many Hispanic festivals where food and beverage booths spring up alongside Guadalajara lamps while the sounds of mariachi music blends with the excitement of Mexican dances."

San Antonio Museum of Art

"The San Antonio Museum of Art’s global collection represents 5,000 years of history and cultures from around the world. Housed in a complex of buildings that was once the Lone Star Brewery, the Museum is renowned for its collections of Latin American, Asian, and Ancient Mediterranean Art, and includes a notable contemporary collection. The Museum is on the Museum Reach of the River Walk, an enjoyable 30-minute walk from central downtown hotels with public art along the way. See the website for current special exhibitions."

 

Photos and attraction descriptions courtesy of visitsanantonio.com

 

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