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Hispanic Society of America

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Neighbourhood: Manhattan
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Address: 613 West 155th St, at Broadway, New York City, NY 10032-7501
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+1 212-926-2234
10:00 - 16:30
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Museum filled with paintings by El Greco and Velazquez, as well as many...

Museum filled with paintings by El Greco and Velazquez, as well as many other Hispanic cultural artifacts.

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Incredible museum going to close in January for remodeling during two years

This museum is free, maybe this is the reason you can see few person inside, this is our style of life, if it is very expensive it is a good museum. Here you can find paints of... read more

Reviewed 3 December 2016
Castelldefels, Spain
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Essex, Connecticut
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243 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 December 2016

The lighting is awful on most of the portraits, and you cannot look at them face on because the light shines onto them! Lots of religious artifacts and a Goya or two, but the most interesting part if the museum is the courtyard with wonderful statuary. I would not advise anyone to pay the entrance fee either!

Thank Teenzone
Castelldefels, Spain
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51 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 December 2016

This museum is free, maybe this is the reason you can see few person inside, this is our style of life, if it is very expensive it is a good museum. Here you can find paints of Velazquez, Goya, Greco, Sorolla, etc. It's a small building with an interesting treasure inside.

Thank AfricaLorente
Madrid, Spain
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21 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

Great place. Best of Sorolla. It is a great building, with a good collection, but with a poor maintenance. It is a pity that our Spanish government and Autonomous Communities spend so much money on promoting Spain and they do not invest heavily in this piece of our history.

1 Thank Vitoria4
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524 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 November 2016 via mobile

Huge canvases of mostly religious paintings. There is a small section showing Spanish ceramics and earthenware. The museum is too dark to see signages very cleary but it was bad customer service that really ruined it for me. The female receptionist showed a lot of attitude from the get-go, gave incomplete information, and was too lazy to even man the... More 

Thank gboi77
Boston, Massachusetts
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124 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 November 2016

After visiting NYC for 55 years and living there for 15 I finally found my way to The Hispanic Society of America, conveniently located on the #1 train at 155/Broadway. What a fantastic place! Devoted to the art, literature and history of Spain, Portugal and Latin America since it was founded in 1904 and housed in an imposing Greek Temple... More 

1 Thank bostonmarc
Birmingham, Alabama
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 November 2016

The Hispanic Society of American host a museum of art and sculpture that is stunning and accessble, and a break from the tourist haunts of New York. The helpful and welcoming staff will direct you how to appreciate and access scultpure and carvings dating back to the Americas of the 16th century, and the rgeat Spanish painters of the Middle... More 

1 Thank birminghampastor
El Pescadero, Mexico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 September 2016

This museum house a stunning collection of Sorolla murals. And the small park across the street has wonderful small sculptures created by children (?). A great visit for art lovers.

Thank MountainBeach11
Hasbrouck Heights, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 179 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 August 2016

Even though the Hispanic Society is not a large museum, it's collection still packs a punch. It is easy to get lost in a city filled with excellent museums but this little gem is on a small college campus on 155th Street uptown and you really have to look for it plus the hours and days are limited so be... More 

1 Thank Justin W
New York City, New York
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94 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 July 2016

Great collection of Spanish (and some Latin American) art, particularly paintings. Think Velasquez, Goya, El Grecco, Sorolla.. Summer 2016, Goya's portrait of the Duchess of Alba is visiting The Prado, but there are plenty of masterpieces to view. Museum will CLOSE at end of year for RENOVATIONS, so catch it while you can. Note ventilation on a hot day is... More 

Thank doc2012
New York City, New York
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94 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 July 2016

This museum is a well kept secret. It is worth the trip to see it. An incredible collection of art from the Hispanic world in a beautiful building. Famous and less famous artists displayed together. A very good library of materials interest to scholars of Hispanic culture. An added bonus it's free!

Thank rehavia6

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