Millions of people visit the River Walk each year to enjoy a sanctuary in the heart of the city. River Walk is made up of a lush landscape lined with riverside dining, museums, historic sites, hotels, shopping and other attractions on the San Antonio River, a natural waterway.
The San Antonio Missions, including the Alamo, are an important part of the River Walk and now a UNESCO World Heritage site. Officially designated in July 2015, they were the first site in Texas to receive the honor. As the largest collection of Spanish colonial architecture in the United States, the early 18th-century missions represent an era when the world was expanding and cultures intertwined. The Alamo is, of course, most famous as the site of the legendary 1836 battle. All of the missions are within a short trek along the San Antonio River.
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