About the City

Welcome to Castroville, The Little Alsace of Texas

Castroville was founded in 1844 by Henri Castro and families from the country of Alsace who raised the town on a land grant along the Medina River.

Castroville is a historic community and continues to preserve and showcase the unique Alsatian architecture of the many historic homes and sites throughout the city. Experience Castroville's rich cultural heritage by visiting our unique shops, sampling traditional Alsatian cuisine, and touring historic buildings and grounds.