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San Diego Museum of Art

  • 1450 El Prado Map It
  • Balboa Park
  • Fodor's Choice

Published 07/06/2016

Fodor's Review

Known for its Spanish baroque and Renaissance paintings, including works by El Greco, Goya, Rubens, and van Ruisdael, San Diego's most comprehensive art museum also has strong holdings of South Asian art, Indian miniatures, and contemporary California paintings. The museum's exhibits tend to have broad appeal, and if traveling shows from other cities come to town, you can expect to see them here. Free docent tours are offered throughout the day. An outdoor Sculpture Court and Garden exhibits both traditional and modern pieces. Enjoy the view over a craft beer and some locally sourced food in the adjacent Panama 66 courtyard restaurant. The museum hosts "Art After Hours" most Friday nights, with discounted admission 5–8 pm.

Sight Information


1450 El Prado, San Diego, California, 92101, USA

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Sight Details:

  • $15; $5 Fri. 5–8 pm; sculpture garden free
  • Closed Wed.

Published 07/06/2016


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