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Museum of Spanish Colonial Art

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Address: Museum Hill, 750 Camino Lejo, Santa Fe, NM
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+1 505-982-2226
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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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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Beautiful setting and a magnificent museum

With an $8 admission for adults and free for Under 16s, this is a family friendly museum with a superb and well curated collection. Keep an eye open for the free lectures, too... read more

Reviewed December 25, 2016
Michael W
Portland, Oregon

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Portland, Oregon
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147 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed December 25, 2016

With an $8 admission for adults and free for Under 16s, this is a family friendly museum with a superb and well curated collection. Keep an eye open for the free lectures, too, if Spanish colonial history is an interest.

1 Thank Michael W
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649 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 240 helpful votes
Reviewed November 22, 2016 via mobile

The Museum of Spanish Colonial Art has a lovely collection of blankets and art from the colonial period. Perhaps the best part of the museum is that it is housed in a building designed by John Gaw Meem. Any opportunity to spend time in a Meem building is a great treat.

1 Thank AngusDad
Tacoma, Washington
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541 reviews
99 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 167 helpful votes
Reviewed August 26, 2016

On top of Museum Hill, next to MOIFA, the little Museum of Spanish Colonial Art packs a punch. Admission is $8, or part of the NM Cultural Package you can purchase at any participating institution. I loved the Chimayo weaving exhibit while I was there this last time...the examples of weaving were sublime. The art & craft was well explained.... More 

1 Thank jay s
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38 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed July 25, 2016

The approach and grounds were so beautiful I spent an hour outside - the art an history inside were presented and highlighted well with access to washrooms clearly shown. The people were so helpful and willing to help- terrific experience -especially as I was there near closing and stood on the high hill as the sun went down- a memory... More 

1 Thank SailorsOntario
Phoenix, Arizona
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81 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed July 9, 2016

This small museum wastes none of its space and provides a broad overview of Spanish colonial aesthetics. The building itself is one of the oldest buildings in Santa Fe, and, as a residence converted into a public space, is fascinating even without any of the art and artifacts on its walls. On our recent visit, we learned quite a bit... More 

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Maui, Hawaii
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68 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed May 26, 2016

The official period for Spanish Colonial Art ended in 1850 according to the Met Museum. Mexico became independent from Spain in 1821. Most of the displays are from later than 1821 and many are after 1850 and many are even after 1900 and a good number are current day knockoffs. There are a lot of photographs and virtual none from... More 

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Sun City, Arizona
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Reviewed May 14, 2016 via mobile

After a some what disappointing O'Keefe Museum this very nice tidy Museum was very nice. Well explained. Very nice visit.

Tucson, Arizona
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17 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed May 11, 2016

For many years this was a free museum. When they began charging and offering memberships, we immediately joined. The exhibits don't rotate very often, but they are always extremely interesting. The gift shop is filled with retablos and other Spanish art. It's an easy walk from the Plaza on Museum Hill. Plus is has convenient parking too.

Thank TucsonKathy
Kansas City Missouri
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134 reviews
67 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed April 8, 2016

beautiful pieces from Estates both simple and glamorous. residential and agricultural. Pictures of historical figures. Easy parking on museum Hill. Not included in culture pass but discounted. Worth a pleasant hour including a relaxing Garden.

Thank TravelinGal16
Boulder, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
Reviewed March 7, 2016

The only dedicated Spanish Colonial museum in the U.S., it is occupies a Pueblo Revival style house built in the 1930’s. Exhibits of everyday artifacts fill each room conveying the feel of living in the era. It is an easily digestible museum and has a Costume Corner of traditional garments for children to try on.

Thank Toni D

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