alaA visit to San Antonio would not be complete without a visit to one of the most iconic places in American history – the Misión San Antonio de Valero – better known as The Alamo.

Today, the Alamo is a respite in the middle of a bustling city, but when you step inside the confines of the mission and close your eyes you can feel the history of the place. Now a World Heritage Site and the most visited attraction in the entire state of Texas, paying homage to the Alamo should be on any traveler’s bucket list.

About the Alamo in San Antonio: “The Alamo. Heroes died here fighting for freedom. Travis… Bowie… Crockett… Esparza. Their call for aid and refusal to surrender in the face of overwhelming odds stirred America and the world. Their sacrifice helped give birth to Texas. Today the Alamo is the heart of San Antonio and it is Texas’ most visited historic landmark. Home of the famous 1836 battle and to living history demonstrations and special events throughout the year, the beautiful 300-year-old former Spanish mission turned fortress is open year-round and is free for families, school groups and everyone to visit, experience the battlefield first hand, and ‘remember the Alamo.'”

Learn more about visiting The Alamo and its history here.