King, queen of Spain to visit San Antonio for Tricentennial celebration

King Felipe VI, Queen Letizia to visit SA in June

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SAN ANTONIO – The king and queen of Spain will be in San Antonio June 16-18 as part of the city’s Tricentennial celebration.

Their Majesties are visiting San Antonio to commemorate the city’s Spanish roots as well as to inaugurate two major art exhibitions, "Designing America: Spain’s Imprint in the U.S." and "Spain: 500 Years of Spanish Painting from the Museums of Madrid," according to a press release.

“San Antonio is proud to commemorate the special bonds that tie us to Spain. We welcome Their Majesties to visit San Antonio during our tricentennial year to collaborate and build a stronger foundation now and in the future.  The everlasting impact of Spain’s culture is woven into the fabric of San Antonio’s legacy for generations to come,” said Mayor Ron Nirenberg.

King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia will be touring several San Antonio sites, including the Spanish Governor’s Palace and the UNESCO World Heritage Mission San Jose.

“As we welcome Their Majesties, the king and queen of Spain, to the community, we are reminded of the unique, shared history that San Antonio and Bexar County have with Spain. From our urban layout to our architecture and cuisine, we can see Spanish influences in our daily lives. We are honored to celebrate our tricentennial year with them and continue to collaborate to provide prosperity for all,” said Judge Nelson Wolff.

The visit will also coincide with the inauguration of the San Antonio Museum of Art’s new Tricentennial exhibit, “Spain: 500 Years of Spanish Painting from the Museums of Madrid.”

Their Majesties were invited to San Antonio via a hand-delivered letter sent to the Royal Household.

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