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McNay Art Museum

6000 N New Braunfels Ave, San Antonio, TX 78209 (Alamo Heights)
210 824 5368
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As featured in 3 days in San Antonio
Ranked #8 of 190 attractions in San Antonio
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Art Museums
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Description: A huge Mediterranean-style mansion that houses over 10,000 paintings, sculptures and prints.
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San Antonio
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24 reviews 24 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

This museum is relatively small, but it has pieces from Picasso, Monet, Matisse and other great artists. The museum also rotates exhibitions every couple of months in their newly extended building which is more modern. The little shop is great. It has unique gifts that are special and not very expensive.

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Lafayette, Louisiana
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

depends on your taste in art and sculpture. I did not enjoy it as much as my visit 10 years ago. However, the facility is very well maintained and worth at least one visit if you like fine art and sculptures.

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New York City, New York
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49 reviews 49 reviews
39 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

This museum is one of the best museums I have seen. It is not very big, but the collections are wonderful and well selected. Many of the items could be in any of the world class museums. There are very few visitors so you feel like you have to yourself. There is a very nice sculpture garden on the grounds.

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San Antonio, Texas
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57 reviews 57 reviews
8 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

This is my favorite museum in San Antonio. The art selection is terrific and it is set in an intimate environment in a lovely estate with beautiful grounds. I've been many times and still enjoy coming back.

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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

I like to stop by with my kids and good friend to take a walk around and look at art. Feel inspired to get creative. Air conditioned place to stop while riding bikes or to just get out of the heat. They sell great souvenirs too.

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San Antonio, Texas
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5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

The art and the architecture are equally memorable. Well worth a visit for both aspects of this precious little jewel of an art museum!

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Dallas, Texas, United States
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28 reviews 28 reviews
11 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 via mobile

What a nice find based on other trip advisor reviews. We thoroughly enjoyed our visit to the McNay Art museum.

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Pleasantville, New York
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197 reviews 197 reviews
25 attraction reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

Don't miss the McNay. This is a fine collection of European and American art, medieval to modern. It is housed in the old McNay mansion which in itself is a delight. They have added an impressive new addition since my last visit several years ago. Linger and explore the grounds: the fountains and sculpture gardens. It is just outside the... More

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Dallas, TX
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9 reviews 9 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

I was in San Antonio for a meeting and my wife wanted to do something before we left town. Passed this museum and stopped for a visit. It was more than I expected with an eclectic collection. Worth a trip.

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San Antonio, Texas
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34 reviews 34 reviews
10 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

This is one of the better museums in San Antonio. It has a lovely interior and courtyard along with beautiful grounds to look around and discover. I will be back.

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