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Hispanic Society of America

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9 Jun 2017
“Wonderful, but bucket list only”
6 Dec 2016
“Staff not very helpfull! Most things look as they are under restoration!”
Museum filled with paintings by El Greco and Velazquez, as well as many other Hispanic cultural artifacts.
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613 W 155th St, at Broadway, New York City, NY 10032-7501
Washington Heights
+1 212-926-2234
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Reviewed 9 June 2017

This wonderful museum has some tremendous treasures of Spanish Art, but it is closed for two years for a much needed restoration. You can get access to the library for research purposes, including the map room, which has the first map to use the word...More

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank robcurtross
Reviewed 6 December 2016

The lighting is awful on most of the portraits, and you cannot look at them face on because the light shines onto them! Lots of religious artifacts and a Goya or two, but the most interesting part if the museum is the courtyard with wonderful...More

Date of experience: December 2016
Thank Teenzone
Reviewed 3 December 2016

This museum is free, maybe this is the reason you can see few person inside, this is our style of life, if it is very expensive it is a good museum. Here you can find paints of Velazquez, Goya, Greco, Sorolla, etc. It's a small...More

Date of experience: November 2016
1  Thank AfricaLorente
Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

Great place. Best of Sorolla. It is a great building, with a good collection, but with a poor maintenance. It is a pity that our Spanish government and Autonomous Communities spend so much money on promoting Spain and they do not invest heavily in this...More

Date of experience: November 2016
1  Thank Vitoria4
Reviewed 16 November 2016 via mobile

Huge canvases of mostly religious paintings. There is a small section showing Spanish ceramics and earthenware. The museum is too dark to see signages very cleary but it was bad customer service that really ruined it for me. The female receptionist showed a lot of...More

Date of experience: November 2016
1  Thank gboi77
Reviewed 14 November 2016

After visiting NYC for 55 years and living there for 15 I finally found my way to The Hispanic Society of America, conveniently located on the #1 train at 155/Broadway. What a fantastic place! Devoted to the art, literature and history of Spain, Portugal and...More

Date of experience: November 2016
1  Thank bostonmarc
Reviewed 7 November 2016

The Hispanic Society of American host a museum of art and sculpture that is stunning and accessble, and a break from the tourist haunts of New York. The helpful and welcoming staff will direct you how to appreciate and access scultpure and carvings dating back...More

Date of experience: November 2016
1  Thank Firplace
Reviewed 4 September 2016

This museum house a stunning collection of Sorolla murals. And the small park across the street has wonderful small sculptures created by children (?). A great visit for art lovers.

Date of experience: October 2015
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Reviewed 15 August 2016

Even though the Hispanic Society is not a large museum, it's collection still packs a punch. It is easy to get lost in a city filled with excellent museums but this little gem is on a small college campus on 155th Street uptown and you...More

Date of experience: August 2016
1  Thank Justin W
Reviewed 30 July 2016

Great collection of Spanish (and some Latin American) art, particularly paintings. Think Velasquez, Goya, El Grecco, Sorolla.. Summer 2016, Goya's portrait of the Duchess of Alba is visiting The Prado, but there are plenty of masterpieces to view. Museum will CLOSE at end of year...More

Date of experience: July 2016
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1 June 2016|
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Response from trocc0_12 | Reviewed this property |
The Hispanic Society of America is a museum and reference library for the study of the arts and cultures of Spain, Portugal, and Latin America. Wikipedia Located in: Boricua College Address: 613 W 155th St, New York, NY... More
2 July 2015|
Response from RogerR-Phila |
I asked. The Provinces of Spain paintings were commissioned by Huntington (the founder) for the museum. They're actually large canvases, not murals. The museum's brochure says they were painted from 1911 to 1919. By the... More