The Murals and Mosaics of Spanish Harlem

The many colorful murals and mosaics of Spanish Harlem tell us so much about the history, culture, politics, and heroes of this neighborhood and its residents. We will see about two dozen artworks between E. 111th and E. 103rd Streets. Many of them celebrate the Latin culture of the neighborhood. Some murals include scenes of the tropical Caribbean islands from which many members of this community emigrated to New York. Other murals are dedicated to accomplished citizens of Spanish Harlem, such as the poets Julia de Burgos and Pedro Pietri. Still others honor people who are famous world-wide including Che Guevara and Celia Cruz. The tour is also a great way to see one of NYC's under-appreciated neighborhoods.

This tour is available as both a 2-hour in-person walking tour and a 1-hour virtual tour.

Tour Length
2 hours
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