A Central Texas theater that transports you to an Italian villa. History, theater and music buffs won’t want to miss the ornate home of the San Antonio Symphony. Inspired by Spanish missions, Baroque and Mediterranean architecture, the magnificent Majestic is widely regarded as one of the most ornate facilities in the country. Built in 1929 by John Everson, the Majestic has long held a special place in the archives of Texas theatrical and architectural history. It stood proudly for many years as the largest theater in Texas and second largest motion picture theater in the country. Today, the theater hosts a range of acts from The Nutcracker to Broadway musicals and Texas troubadours like Lyle Lovett and Robert Earl Keen. No matter who you see, note the gilt detail—a rare white peacock perches on a balcony railing, grape vines crawl along the walls and lush foliage flourishes.