El Museo del Barrio, often known simply as El Museo (the museum), is a museum at 1230 Fifth Avenue in Upper Manhattan, New York City. It is located near the northern end of Fifth Avenue's Museum Mile, immediately north of the Museum of the City of New York and south of the future Museum for African Art. Founded in 1969, El Museo specializes in Latin American and Caribbean art, with an emphasis on works from Puerto Rico and the Puerto Rican community in New York City.Use our New York City trip planner to visit El Museo del Barrio on your trip to New York City, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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El Museo del Barrio Reviews
I showed up this morning at El Museo for this free public tour for seniors. Perhaps it was the forecast of snow, but I was the only one there for this new program! That's a shame, because my two... more »
I had never been to El Museo del Barrio even though I go to the Museum of the City of New York next door all the time and have been a member for years. I went to see a exhibition by a Cuban graphic..... more »
Hosts to the uptown bounce as well.. that was my reason for going. But it a great place to hang out..plus central park across the street. Lots to do.
Decent viewlines in the auditorium. Very nice staff. Came for Joanna Newsom and the lifting and sound were Ace. A little far from the 6 train, about ten min walk. Closer to the Fifth Ave. Buses. Do not try to park in the area, lots of traffic on Fifth and side streets are filled up. Cafe is clean.
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