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A delightful addition to the San Antonio Riverwalk

While walking on the Riverwalk, we found ourselves in a delightful addition to the Riverwalk. We... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Del Rio, Texas
Take the Riverwalk North up to the Pearl

Lots of people focus on the Riverwalk in the downtown area, but if you start at the Pearl and... read more

Reviewed 19 September 2018
Scarlett M
San Antonio, Texas
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1277 Camden St, San Antonio, TX 78215-1431
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 8 June 2014

I highly recommend that you walk to the Grotto. This cave-like sculpture was designed by Carlos Cortes, a third generation artist. I walked from the Aztec Theater and made my way to this wonderful stop. Please remember to bring water bottles since there aren't any...More

9  Thank chattygirlstar .
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Reviewed 21 July 2015

I went to this on a date thinking we could walk by the site real quick without realizing how far it actually is from anything. The walk was beautiful but disgustingly humid as the river gets in summertime, and there's hardly any place to stop...More

3  Thank Samantha S
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

While walking on the Riverwalk, we found ourselves in a delightful addition to the Riverwalk. We had no idea that this was here! Close to the Art Museum. Walking through the Grotto, we found a waterfall, beautiful molded stonework that looks like it had been...More

Thank djfluth
Reviewed 19 September 2018

Lots of people focus on the Riverwalk in the downtown area, but if you start at the Pearl and travel South, you see a lot of interesting art attractions. The artist behind the Grotto has other works around San Antonio (even at least one here...More

Thank Scarlett M
Reviewed 3 August 2018

This grotto is located just outside the downtown area and is a hidden gem. i took time to sit alongside the river and enjoy people watching at the grotto. There is plenty of shade to escape the heat and the grotto makes for great photo's.

Thank Mark B
Reviewed 9 July 2018 via mobile

Coming to this place while looking around the construction, isolated, lonely... it provides a sense of non worthy of a visit; however, as one walks down the stairs and start to see the rock shapes, waterfall sound and cool breeze, we were intrigued and were...More

2  Thank cesarh391
Reviewed 29 May 2018

We walked through the Grotto since we were on the Riverwalk, and to be honest, I found this area to be very quiet and not overly interesting. Yes, there are some sculptures to be seen, and there is some nice building architecture if you are...More

Thank Kevin S
Reviewed 22 April 2018

Substantial and amusing sculpture on the upper River Walk by local artist Carlos Cortez. Look into the centre of it to see a classical-looking head and there's also a nice shell-shape. Cortez must be one of the few artists in the world who uses the...More

Thank AllanJGJ
Reviewed 5 March 2018

Keep your eyes open and stroll slowly along the Riverwalk because you'll see something interesting around every turn. This interesting and unusual sculpture that looks like a grotto, and an underground cavern is one of these attractions. Not far away is the F.I.S.H. Exhibit of...More

1  Thank Chinapjs
Reviewed 16 January 2018 via mobile

The Grotto offers a great insight of what the San Antonio area is all about it has easy access and from the riverwalk you can travel to other scenic sights.

Thank RobbI78
Reviewed 14 September 2017

Stumbled upon this while strolling down the river walk after passing the fish "swimming" under the underpass. The river walk has little surprises along the way both visual and auditory (there's a cool bird sound scape under a nearby underpass as well). Very nice!

Thank sazoram
Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

Interesting sculptures along the river. Walking toward downtown there is a school of fish hanging out under the IH35 overpass/bridge that are illuminated at dusk. Shortly afterward (during summer) bats swarm out from their roosts under the bridge and work the river area for food...More

Thank docwhiteaustin
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Megan G
23 June 2017|
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Response from Sandra N | Reviewed this property |
There is a bus stop right up the stairs from the sculpture.
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