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Museum of Spanish Colonial Art

Museum Hill, 750 Camino Lejo, Santa Fe, NM
505-982-2226
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Ranked #25 of 94 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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Beckley, West Virginia, United States
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265 reviews 265 reviews
59 attraction reviews
118 helpful votes 118 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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268 attraction reviews
254 helpful votes 254 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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108 reviews 108 reviews
37 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 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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10 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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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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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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55 attraction reviews
120 helpful votes 120 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
45 helpful votes 45 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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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

This may be the best kept secret in Santa Fe. I have lived in Santa Fe for 8 years and this was my first visit here. The museum is small but full of Spanish Colonial artifacts . They have a great gift shop with not too expensive merchandise.

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Fairfax Station, Virginia
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5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2013

This museum represents the rich traditional Spanish arts that were, and still are, focused in and around New Mexico. Currently there is a stunning main exhibit of silver and crystal that belonged to a Spanish Embassador - delicate filigree and fabulous table wares will catch your eye. Other parts of the museum feature collections from modern day artists who still... More 

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