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Address: Museum Hill, 750 Camino Lejo, Santa Fe, NM
Phone Number: 505-982-2226
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Description: This museum houses over 3,000 objects in its varied collection of Spanish...
This museum houses over 3,000 objects in its varied collection of Spanish Colonial art.
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Spanish Heritage of Santa Fe

This is a collection focused museum which delves into the Spanish heritage of the early European / Mexican settlers of this area. Great historical perspective with commensurate... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 26, 2015
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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

This is a collection focused museum which delves into the Spanish heritage of the early European / Mexican settlers of this area. Great historical perspective with commensurate collection pieces. Has also South American art pieces. Nice visit.

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Kalispell, Montana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 588 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

This museum veers away from the Native American influence in Santa Fe and speaks more to the Spanish influence. The Spanish Artwork is very different than the Native American and now, contemporary artwork but it is very unique. The museum has fabulous artifacts and some works on loan from South America. If you love retablos and metal work this will... More 

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Naples, Florida, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

This museum, part of the Museum Hill attractions, does it's best to show visitors the art, and more, of the Spanish period of New Mexico. Most interesting was our conversation with the attendant who traces his family lineage back through several generations and his families maintenance of land titles going back over a century. Almost wish he recorded these thoughts... More 

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Fredericksburg, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

My wife and I absolutely loved the retablos and other painted pieces in the museum. Their were also collections on loan displaying other others of colonial new spain, such as South American artifacts. The gift shop has some great options for unique art from local artists, however, the majority of the items did seem overpriced.

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

This is a true Spanish style Museum where you have an opportunity to learn about the Spanish influence on Santa Fe wihch began back in 1598 when the Spanish conquistadors arrived in this part of the USA...it also has many artifacts, a set up how they lived and don't forget to spend time in the basement where there are archives... More 

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North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

Lovely display of Spanish heritage and art--especially interesting collection on Spanish-Native American religious icons and interaction. Wonderfully simple explanations of displays.

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Beckley, West Virginia, United States
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

A very small display, not well-curated. Displays emphasize religious art as well as daily artifacts from the colonial period. Not particularly educational.

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Augusta, GA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

We are history buffs and go to all kinds of museums, so we have seen it all. We were not expecting much at all from this museum, and it surprised us. A lot of it was religion-oriented, and we both learned so much. Things you always see in religious settings, paintings, etc, that you have never really thought about before.... More 

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Elgin, Illinois USA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

While a small museum, this place packs a lot of enjoyment into a small place. The collections are well laid out in proper room style displays. Part of the multipass museum ticket.

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

I was pleasantly surprised by this museum. Considering its small size and seemingly limited scope I didn't think there would be much there for me. I was wrong. My two favorite rooms were the Filigree and Finery room where you get to see the fancy clothes and jewelry the Spanish women wore and the Beyond Tradition room were contemporary Hispanic... More 

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Additional Information about Museum of Spanish Colonial Art

Address: Museum Hill, 750 Camino Lejo, Santa Fe, NM
Phone Number: 505-982-2226
Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Santa Fe
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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