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McNay Art Museum

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Neighborhood: Uptown Broadway
Art Museums, Museums
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Address: 6000 N New Braunfels Ave, San Antonio, TX 78209
Phone Number: 210 824 5368
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Description: A huge Mediterranean-style mansion that houses over 10,000 paintings...
A huge Mediterranean-style mansion that houses over 10,000 paintings, sculptures and prints.
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What a treasure

This museum has a small, but fantastic collection of Medieval and Renaissance Art; European Impressionism; Southwest & Native art, etc... If you have the time while visiting SA... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 27, 2015
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Keego Harbor, Michigan
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Keego Harbor, Michigan
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

This museum has a small, but fantastic collection of Medieval and Renaissance Art; European Impressionism; Southwest & Native art, etc... If you have the time while visiting SA, I'd highly recommend the McNay.

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Austin, Texas
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81 reviews 81 reviews
33 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

Our eleven year old granddaughter recently toured the McNay for the first time. She expected it to be great, having heard our raves over the years, but to quote her, "I didn't think the docents would be so kind and helpful and FUN" It was a sunny day so a nice change from the inside was visiting the gardens. Each... More 

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Hamilton, Bermuda
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288 reviews 288 reviews
123 attraction reviews
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

Really nice art museum with well manicured grounds which have a Japanese fish pond and a really nice fountain.

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Algona, Iowa
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79 reviews 79 reviews
18 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

We spent some time here on a Thursday evening which, to our pleasant surprise, has free admission after 4:00. I particularly enjoyed the WWII photos that were being featured when we were there. There are a lot of sculptures and all artwork was tastefully displayed. We had a nice visit with one of the docents that shared interesting information about... More 

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Vienna, Austria
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105 reviews 105 reviews
21 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

this historical museum is on a gorgeous property with plenty of gardens and ponds to enjoy and stroll by. it is truly a beautiful building with Spanish-style courtyard.

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Giddings, Texas
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21 reviews 21 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Absolutely one of the best museums we`ve ever been to. The day we went they were featuring WW2 photos and history...well worth it just for that...but also paintings from Chagall, Picaso, Renoir, and Monet. Lots of sculptures..from glass, steel, etc....the grounds are worth walking just for the sculptures and beauty...staff was extremely friendly and helpful

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Little Falls, Minnesota
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

I love museums and this one is excellent!!! The Exhibits were wonderful. I loved that is was in a old Mansion. Gave it such character. The staff were so helpful. .

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Universal City, Texas
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

This is an Art Museum and like most museums you will find art and you will find "art". I found quite a few things I enjoyed looking at, a few things that I thought "I could do that", and even a few things that made me wonder "who decided THIS was art?" Overall, I enjoyed the trip and look forward... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

I loved the guided tours. Very informative of the new exhibits. Older exhibits still wonderful. Love the charm and the mix of new and Spanish architecture of this place. Friends got married here. Beautiful, peaceful, one of a kind.

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Saskatoon, Canada
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95 reviews 95 reviews
54 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

some very good art here for fans of the European mode. The gallery is contained in the original 28 room house, much expanded and renovated. Watch for a blue period Picasso (yes, he really could paint, and if you want more then go to the new art gallery in Saskatoon Canada which received a $20 million donation of hundreds of... More 

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