Hispanic Society of America Museum & Library
The wooden houses on storybook Sylvan Terrace – resplendent with their high narrow stoops, dentiled canopies and boldly paneled wooden...
555 Edgecombe Ave
When completed in 1916, this brick, beaux arts giant was Washington Heights’ very first luxury apartment complex and had a concierge,...
10–18 Jumel Terrace
Along 10 to 18 Jumel Terrace stands a row of townhouses, designed in the 1890s by the renowned architect Henri Fouchaux. At number 16...
The Chipped Cup
Hipsterdom gets all cozy at the Chipped Cup, where coffee-slurping scribes and students tap away among dainty teacups, worn novels and...
Amicable hipsters at the bar, old-school funk on the speakers, and finger-licking bar grub: gentrification ain’t always bad. Celebrate...
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Hispanic Society of America Museum & Library information
Housed in the beaux arts structure that naturalist John James Audubon once called home, this treasure contains the largest collection of 19th-century Spanish art and manuscripts outside of Spain – including paintings by El Greco, Goya and Velázquez. While Anna Hyatt Huntington’s majestic sculpture of El Cid dominates the exterior courtyard, Goya’s 1797 masterpiece The Duchess of Alba takes pride of place indoors. Another highlight is Joaquin Sorolla y Bastidas’ show-stopping Vision of Spain; 14 giant paintings depicting Spain’s geographic and cultural diversity.
The center’s library features no less than 600,000 rare books, manuscripts and modern publications relating to the art, history and culture of Spain, Portugal, Latin America and the Philippines.