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“Incredible museum going to close in January for remodeling during two years”

Hispanic Society of America
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Sugar Hill to Washington Heights Walking Tour
Ranked #185 of 1,204 things to do in New York City
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Owner description: Museum filled with paintings by El Greco and Velazquez, as well as many other Hispanic cultural artifacts.
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 building with an interesting treasure inside.

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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 piece of our history.

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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 attitude from the get-go, gave incomplete information, and was too lazy to even man the baggage deposit room. She was on her smartphone the whole time I was there.

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Reviewed 15 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 Latin America since it was founded in 1904 and housed in an imposing Greek Temple of a building on Aududon Terrace in Upper Manhattan, the Hispanic Society has an amazing collection of Spanish art, from Goya to El Greco to de Ribera to the more contemporary master of light, Sorolla. Actually, the collection is jaw-droppingly wonderful. And it's all the better for being pretty much unknown to the general public.
The museum portion also houses beautiful ceramics dating from the 2nd Century ACE, more modern tiles and metal ornaments.
This is a beautiful, old fashioned, gracious institution, I"m so glad I found it at last.

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Reviewed 8 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 to the Americas of the 16th century, and the rgeat Spanish painters of the Middle Ages as well. We found it uncrowded, peaceful and educational. You do not have to know Spanish. The recent acquisitions are prominently displayed, and include carvings from 17th century Ecuador that are incredibly detailed and graphic. The research library is obviously vast, but we weren't there to work! A great stop in NYC.

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