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McNay Art Museum

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A huge Mediterranean-style mansion that houses over 10,000 paintings, sculptures and prints.
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6000 N New Braunfels Ave, San Antonio, TX 78209-4618
Uptown Broadway
+1 210-824-5368
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Outside the grounds are beautiful to take photos or take a stroll. Inside there is so much more than I would have ever known.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank treal2018
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This small gem of a museum has a wonderful breadth of art inside. The landscaping around it is also exquisite. Beautiful, beautiful place to spend an afternoon.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I visited the McNay Museum of Art in San Antonio, Texas on Friday, November 9, 2018. This museum housed many different types of exquisite paintings, sculptures and other works of art in a beautiful Spanish Colonial Revival twenty-four room mansion. The mansion...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank kzsull01
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Son and daughter-in-law took us here for the Pop Americana exhibit. Wonderful place to spend Sunday afternoon. Must see!

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank gpbvkb
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The McNay has been going through renovations for a number of years now, but the result thus far is wonderful. The collection has grown over the years also to supplement and complement the original holdings, and visitors will discover a fine mixture of works from...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank TonyA56003
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were told about this place by our waiter at The Rhein’s Restaurant. Great suggestion. Is a converted Mansion. The Art is definitely worth seeing. Is modern art. Some better then others. One negative was the man behind the front desk. He was not helpful.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank JonandLaura1
Reviewed October 29, 2018

If you can only can go to one museum (or only want to go to one museum), pick the McNay Museum. The grounds are really beautiful and there is such a varied collection of art that everyone in your group will find one section that...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank MMF326
Reviewed October 15, 2018

You wouldn't expect to find a decent art collection in San Antonio, but the McNay is a standout, as is the building. Doesn't compare to the great museums of NY or LA, but far better the collections of many more well known cities. Worth an...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Jeff G
Reviewed October 15, 2018

This is a converted 1920's Hacienda with contemporary additions which house a wonderful collection of art work from masters from all aver the world dating from medieval times to contemporary pieces. They feature special exhibits which are well put together and interesting and rarely seen...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Steve L
Reviewed October 11, 2018 via mobile

The grounds are stunning, the building a piece of art in itself. The collection rivals many more famous museums. Well curated

Date of experience: October 2018
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Gracie R
February 16, 2018|
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Response from dranjur | Reviewed this property |
It’s around $20 for Adults and $15 for active duty military.My suggestion is to visit during free events and free general admission days! It’s not really worth the $20 entrance fees.
Cathy B
May 23, 2017|
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Sorry, we didn't stay nearby.
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Yes, you pay cash at the door, and you won't be sorry!
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Vancouver, Wa
San Antonio Spring Itinerary (16 Replies)
I’m getting ready for our spring vacation and thought I’d post my temp plans here. Nine Days March 26 – April 4. We will have a car for the duration of the trip. This is what it looks like so far. Wednesday – Flying in around 6:30PM. Check in, settle in, dinner somewhere on the Riverwalk. We’re staying at the Drury on the RW. Thursday – Pickup supplies for the stay, hop on and off tour, Riverwalk & Lunch @ Chris Madrids Friday through Thursday 1. SA Botanical Gardens, lunch,...More
January 30, 2008|
Response frompruske25|
Dinner on the Riverwalk a great place would be Boudro's great food & Guacamole made Tableside & great Margarita try the Pear one. Lunch at the Botanical Garden a great place is Carriage House Kitchen or by the McNay Art on Broadway is Tomatillo's Café & Cantina at 3210 Broadway or Picante Grill 3810 Broadway. Great Place to eat is Scenic Loop Café in Boerne at 25615 Boerne Stage Rd. Other things to do around SA is Natural Bridge Cavern, Natural Bridge Wildlife Ranch, Tower of...More
Westchester County, New York
Bus Transportation (3 Replies)
I'll be staying at a hotel on the Riverwalk in December, and presently planning my itinerary. I won't have a car, but am interested in visiting the McNay Art Museum. Is it feasible for me to take Bus Transportation from Downtown to this Museum. Appreciate feedback.
September 18, 2012|
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Memphis, Tennessee
Brief Trip Report (11 Replies)
Our party of three adults spent six nights in SA last month. We'd be to SA before, loved it and wanted to make a return trip. This time, we did it as part of a road trip, also stopping in Hot Springs, AR, Galveston, Fredericksburg and Fort Worth. We stayed at the Embassy Suites River Walk. We’d stayed at the hotel on our previous trip and found it to be perfect for us. The location is great, just slightly away from the hectic area of the River Walk, but close enough to walk to so many...More
April 13, 2017|
Response frompoodleone|
Thanks for taking the time to post some good SA info. Did you stay overnight in Galveston, Fredericksburg and Fort Worth?