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Creative Cities

San Antonio's rich culinary heritage is intertwined with our hospitality. Our friendly, welcoming environment starts at our dining tables, where our cuisine is deeply tied to family and culture. Recognizing the importance of this cultural heritage, the City of San Antonio and its partners are pursuing a UNESCO Creative City Designation under the theme of Gastronomy.

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Neighborhood Leadership Academy

The City of San Antonio’s World Heritage Neighborhood Leadership Academy (WHNLA) serves as a conduit to provide San Antonians with an in-depth overview of how their local government works.

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World Heritage Ambassador Program

The World Heritage Ambassador Education Program exists to train local tour guides in the details and complexities related to the World Heritage inscription process, including the authenticity and integrity of the five San Antonio Mission sites and surrounding Buffer Zone.

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World Heritage Festival Website

The inaugural World Heritage Festival was held in September of 2016 to raise awareness by promoting our World Heritage site to residents, celebrate the designation and raise funds for those non-profits and projects that preserve, maintain, promote and connect.

Read more about the World Heritage Festival.

World Heritage Visitor Website

The World Heritage Office and Visit San Antonio are launching a mobile responsive website that will enhance visitor understanding and sharing of an authentic experience at the San Antonio World Heritage Site by facilitating positive engagement through clear transportation/navigation direction, historic insights, current activities, nearby places of interest, and social media integration.

Read more about the World Heritage Visitor website.

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