Spain's King and Queen Wrap up San Antonio Visit Today

his is the final day in San Antonio for Spain's King Felipe VI and his Queen Letizia, but it will be a busy day, with several stops, News Radio 1200 WOAI reports.

The royal couple were officially welcomed to San Antonio by Mayor Ron Nirenberg, who said their visit was a highlight of the city's Tricentennial celebration.

He pointed out that several Spanish dignitaries, including the Duke de Bejar, whose family gave Bexar County its name, have preceded them in the city's 300th anniversary year.

"Our Spanish friends who visited in May said they felt right at home, as they noticed details in our most important landmarks that reminded them of home Spain," the Mayor said.  "Especially the welcoming nature of our residents."

The King and Queen today will officially open the Tricentennial exhibition at the San Antonio Museum of Art, "Spain: 500 Years of Spanish Painting from the Museums of Madrid."  

The exhibition includes many classic works of art which have never been exhibited outside of Madrid.

The Royal couple will also open the San Antonio Hispanic Chamber's Young Hispanic Leaders Summit, and will tour the Spanish colonial missions, where were founded on the orders of his ancestors in the 18rh Century.

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 King and Queen, who started their U.S. tour in New Orleans, which is also marking its 300th anniversary this year, will then fly out to Washington DC, for a scheduled meeting with President Trump.


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