Downtown San Antonio TX is a historic district that was founded in 1718. It’s located on the east bank of the river and has over 20,000 residents. The earliest settlers were Canary Islanders who escaped from pirated ships.
There are many buildings that date back to 18th century with Spanish Colonial Revival architecture such as La Villita, which means “little town” in Spanish.
In the 1990’s, it was the fastest-growing part of San Antonio as people sought an urban lifestyle. It’s also one of the first neighborhoods that integrated different cultures such as African Americans, Mexican immigrants and European Jews.
Downtown has a rich cultural history due to its multitudes of art galleries, museums, restaurants and shops. The “Loop” area is located in downtown which primarily consists of skyscrapers with offices for companies like Wells Fargo Bank and AT&T Incorporated. Other attractions include Hemisfair Park; this site hosted World Exposition to celebrate Texas’ centennial celebration in 1968 where Tower of the Americas now stands.”
Today, Downtown is a mixed-use area with residential, educational and commercial buildings.