Texas Hill Country Trail Region

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Texas Heritage Trails Program

San Antonio: Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center

Located at Guadalupe Ybarra and Brazos streets, this is one of many cultural institutions serving the Westside community. Along with art and theater classes, concerts, and performing arts events, the Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center hosts an international Latino film festival and exhibits works by local artists.
Nearby sites of interest include the 1926 Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church, a Romanesque Revival sanctuary named for the patron saint of the Americas. This Westside church was established to serve the area's Spanish speakers, many of whom settled here after fleeing the Mexican Revolution. Also worth a visit are the family-owned La Chiquita Bakery; the MujerArtes art cooperative, which empowers Mexican American women through craftwork; and "En Aquellos Tiempos… Fotohistorias del Westside," a street installation of mural-like photo banners with scenes from the 1900s–1950s.

Watch the video below to learn more about Hispanic Cultures in Texas. This video was produced for inclusion in the Hispanic Texans mobile tour, more information about which may be found on our Hispanic heritage page at the following link:


  • 723 S Brazos St.
  • San Antonio, Texas
  • 78207



  • Monday-Friday 12-5 p.m.; Saturday 12-4 p.m.


Photo Gallery

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  • Monument to General Ignacio Zaragoza, leader of the Mexican army against French forces at the Battle of Puebla on May 5th, 1862