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Museum of Spanish Colonial Art

Address: Museum Hill, 750 Camino Lejo, Santa Fe, NM
Phone Number: 505-982-2226
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Ranked #32 of 151 Attractions in Santa Fe
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Art Museums, Museums
Owner description: This museum houses over 3,000 objects in its varied collection of Spanish Colonial art.
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Type: Art Museums, Museums
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owner description: This museum houses over 3,000 objects in its varied collection of Spanish Colonial art.

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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89 reviews 89 reviews
46 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
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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70 reviews 70 reviews
12 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 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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272 reviews 272 reviews
59 attraction reviews
128 helpful votes 128 helpful votes
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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584 reviews 584 reviews
271 attraction reviews
265 helpful votes 265 helpful votes
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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112 reviews 112 reviews
37 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
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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20 reviews 20 reviews
10 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
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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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

This is the "other" predominant culture of New Mexico, and this is the place to learn more. So well presented, so much to learn.

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Beaverton, Oregon
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24 reviews 24 reviews
16 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

I loved this small museum with all kinds of Spanish colonial art, but the best part is the room featuring contemporary art done in the Spanish colonial style by children who have been mentored by local artists. Exquisite!

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Paso Robles, CA
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237 reviews 237 reviews
55 attraction reviews
121 helpful votes 121 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

A private museum located on Museum Hill (and not on the Museum Pass). We very much enjoyed the informative exhibits, providing excellent insights into the history of the Spanish in New Mexico. A very nice museum shop too. Friendly staff.

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Columbus
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17 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

This may be the smallest museum I've ever visited, but the works they had were stellar. The exhibit on women's accessories had truly stunning items. The traveling exhibit from Peru was also great. I went to this museum casually, almost to kill time, and was blown away by how much I enjoyed the items they had. I think it's a... More 

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