Experience the Hispanic Society of America
During your stay in the Washington Heights neighborhood, be sure to visit the Museum at the Hispanic Society of America. At less than a mile away from the Edge Hotel, the museum can be reached with a 15 minute walk or a quick 5 minute ride using public transportation. This one of a kind museum displays collections that detail the culture of the Iberian Peninsula and parts of Latin America.
The Museum at the Hispanic Society of America is free to the public (donations are encouraged) and is open Tuesday through Sunday from 10:00 AM to 4:30 PM. The museum contains over 800 paintings and 6000 watercolors and drawings that provide a detailed survey of Spanish art. Additionally, there are over 1000 works of sculpture in the museum, some of which have survived since the first millennium B.C. A favorite exhibit is the large collection of photographs, some dating back to 1850, that depict the life, art, and culture of Spain and Latin America. Bibliophiles will surely enjoy the accompanying library that contains a large collection of books and periodicals detailing Spanish and Portuguese culture. Additional holdings discuss the colonial enterprises of the Iberian nations. Regardless of your particular interest, The Museum at the Hispanic Society of America has a variety of artistic, architectural, and archeological exhibits will satisfy anyone’s curiosity. Flash photography is not permitted, but you are free to take as many pictures as you would like as long as you have the flash turned off.
After a day spent feeding your intellectual side with information regarding Iberian and Latin American history, art, and culture, you will want to return to the Edge Hotel for a relaxing break before heading out for a delicious dinner at one of the neighborhood’s many Spanish or Latin American restaurants.
The Museum at the Hispanic Society of America: 613 West 155th Street, New York, NY 10032