San Antonio, Texas: The Grotto

Sculpted out of countless tons of cement in 2009 by artist Carlos Cortes. It has fake stalagmites and stalactites, real waterfalls, and several large, unsettling, open-mouthed heads.
Address:
Newell Ave., San Antonio, TX
Directions:
At the north end of the downtown Riverwalk. The Grotto is on the west bank, at the intersection of Newell Ave. and Camden St. You can park on the east side, walk across the bridges on either street, and take stairs down to the Grotto.
Hours:
Lit at night.
Admission:
Free
RA Rates:
Worth a Detour
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The Grotto.

The Grotto

There's a face hidden inside of the Grotto waterfall. It's a very peaceful part of the river walk.

[Nona Fisher, 09/08/2018]

The Grotto.

The Grotto

Man-made grotto along the north end of the San Antonio River Walk. Great cavelike experience with fountains and a "monster" at the entrance.

[Eveline, 02/03/2017]

The Grotto was sculpted out of concrete in 2009 by artist Carlos Cortes. It has fake stalagmites and stalactites, real waterfalls, and several large, unsettling, open-mouthed heads.

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