Almo Plaza
The Alamo &
San Antonio de Béxar

Turn around and walk west into Alamo Plaza and stop in the paved open space.

Although some movies about the Alamo fail to convey the significance of the villa or town, it was also an important place. In fact, it was so important that two battles for control of the town took place during the Texas Revolution. The first, called the Battle of Béxar, occurred in December 1835 when rebel forces attacked and defeated troops loyal to Santa Anna’s Centralist government. Their success set the stage for Santa Anna’s return and the more famous Battle of the Alamo.
The Alamo

Courtesy of The Alamo

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Almo Plaza


This mobile tour of historic Alamo Plaza would not have been possible without the assistance of many partners.

Dr. Bruce Winders, The Alamo Curator, Historian and Author

Gary L. Foreman, Native Sun Productions

George Nelson, Author of The Alamo: An Illustrated History

The Daughters of the Republic of Texas

State of Texas General Land Office

The Alamo Chapter #40, The Sons of the Republic of Texas

Bob Benavides, San Antonio Living History Association

City of San Antonio’s, Office of Historic Preservation

City of San Antonio’s, Center City Development Office

Images were provided by the following individuals and institutions:

Gary Foreman Photography/Model by Mark Lemon

The Alamo Collection, Artist Gary Zaboly

Mike Harris

The McNay Art Museum

George Nelson

Bruce Mackenzie Martin