Texas Pecos Trail Region

Participant in the Texas Historical Commission's
Texas Heritage Trails Program

Del Rio: Brown Plaza and Casa de la Cultura

Nestled in a bend of San Felipe Creek, the area surrounding Brown Plaza has been a gathering place for hundreds of years, as Native Americans and Spanish settlers were drawn to the San Felipe Springs. Del Rio residents and visitors now gather here for concerts, rallies, and celebrations. Dedicated on Cinco de Mayo in 1908, the plaza has provided a central location to celebrate this holiday.

The plaza and its bandstand were restored in 1969, and several historic buildings remain on the square and surrounding blocks. A mural between the 1891 Amado Gutierrez Building and 1910 Santos S. Garcia Building depicts memories of students growing up on the Texas-Mexico border.

On the square at Brown Plaza, Casa de la Cultura has promoted Mexican American heritage through diverse classes and events since the late 1970s. Classes include Latino aerobics, piñata-making, guitar, and English language, while traditional Mexican celebrations such as Dia de los Muertos and the Christmas Posada y Tamalada share the schedule with musical events and revolving art exhibits. 

Watch the videos below to learn more about Spanish Settlement of Texas and Hispanic Cultures in Texas. These videos were produced for inclusion in the Hispanic Texans mobile tour, more information about which may be found on our Hispanic heritage page at the following link:


  • 302 Cantu Street
  • Del Rio, Texas
  • 78840


Hours & Fees

  • Monday - Friday 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.

  • Event prices vary, visit website for information.


Photo Gallery

Click on any image to view the photo gallery.

  • Community mural project at Casa de la Cultura