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The Museo Alameda

318 W Houston St, San Antonio, TX 78205 (Downtown)
210 299 4300
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Ranked #165 of 196 attractions in San Antonio
Type: History Museums, Specialty Museums, Theaters
Most recent review
- May 6, 2013
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Marion, Texas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2013

This is a case of poor leadership not taking a hold of providing quality art of around the area and nation. It's prestation was weak and for the first time art visitor did not assist helping them appreciate the art.

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San Antonio, Texas, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2012

It is not called Museo Alameda anymore. This survey is out of date as the building has been repurposed and is now managed by Texas A&M University.

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Silver Spring, Maryland
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82 reviews 82 reviews
33 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2012 via mobile

We hope to visit the museum but the signs on the door indicate it is closed and is now part of the Texas A&M system. It may reopen in the future.

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80 reviews 80 reviews
21 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2012

As others have said, we were heading to El Mercado and passed by this museum that houses Mexican and San Antonio artifacts & art. The admission was free in May 2012 otherwise we would probably have passed it by! We also left a donation as it was extremely interesting & informative. Check the website for opening times/days and admission fees... More

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Nashville, Tennessee
13 reviews 13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2012

We went to the Market street and there was a sign outside of the museum that said "free today". We decided to take advantage of that and were so happy that we did. My husband, especially, liked the display by Reséndiz'.

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San Francisco, California
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72 reviews 72 reviews
24 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2012

We were just wandering around Market Square and came upon this museum of Mexican and San Antonio culture, art and history. Lucky, too, that admission is free this month (May 2012) though we were so impressed we left a sizable donation. Hope to get back there again some day!

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Cleveland, Ohio
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355 reviews 355 reviews
235 attraction reviews
1,161 helpful votes 1,161 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2012

Housed in a bright pink and maragarita lime building, this unique museum is located right at the entrance to El Mercado (the Mexican Market Square). It is bold and arresting (but surprisingly overlooked by most visitors to San Antonio). It is the largest museum dedicated to Latin American art and culture in the US. The exhibits, located on two floors,... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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23 reviews 23 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2012

Lovely museum with a nice collection of Mexican art. I enjoyed my visit and will go back next time I am in town to see what special exhibits they have displayed.

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Houston, Texas
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70 reviews 70 reviews
20 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2010

Such a beautiful exterior and great mentions in SA travel literature but after a (luckily) short walk from our hotel, found that only the gift shop and small courtyard were open on a very busy Labor Day weekend. A little online research revealed this jewel of a museum (part of the Smithsonian) is in DIRE financial straits. So don't waste... More

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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2008

Sundays are free at the Alameda, so off I went for the first time two weeks ago. Parking is a little bit of a squeeze due to its downtown location but there is a nearby rooftop parking lot which ran about $5. The building itself is on the edge of the Market aka tourist central for a perceived Mexico experience... More

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