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Museo de Las Americas

Norzagaray Street, San Juan 00902-3634, Puerto Rico
+1 787-724-5052
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The Museum of the Americas, located in the Cuartel Ballajá in Old San Juan, promotes the history and culture of the American continent from Alaska to Patagonia.
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  • Very good32%
  • Average10%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Norzagaray Street, San Juan 00902-3634, Puerto Rico
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We disembarked from our cruise ship and then walked around old San Juan and came across this museum by chance. Outside their are life sized statues of some of the past presidents of USA and the whole tour was very interesting and worth the visit.

Thank SharksSupporter1
Reviewed 7 September 2017

Such a neat place - great history and they're doing a great job converting it into a museum - had a lovely afternoon moving from room to room - highly recommend.

Thank Sissatx
Reviewed 6 September 2017

Built as military barracks by the Spanish Army in 1854 in a 3-acre lot to accommodate over 1,000 soldiers and their families, the three-story structure is one of the largest and most impressive buildings built by the Spanish crown in the Americas. Its vast interior...More

Thank Ivette L
Reviewed 30 August 2017 via mobile

Start with the display on native people and do not miss film explaining the artist and his method. Then see the Raphael Rivera Rosa display, one of the great current Puerto Rican artists.

Thank RusPat_704
Reviewed 30 August 2017

This place has at least 10 different rooms. Our tour guide only talked about 1 room and then disappeared. All of the text was in Spanish and since I speak very little I could only guess at the meaning in all the other rooms. There...More

Thank Amm50474
Reviewed 20 August 2017

This was a very educational museum with lots of information about the indigenous tribes and the history of the island. There were also some modern art temporary displays and cultural displays.

Thank Louise M
Reviewed 18 August 2017

This museum is an architecture gem. It is massive and so pretty. There are restaurants with great coffee and pastries. You can walk around the building and admire Puertorican arts and artists and to learn about the history of this beautiful island. A must go...More

Thank Sandyang
Reviewed 28 July 2017 via mobile

San Juan is full of great buildings, but this place is particularly nice early in the morning when it's empty. We didn't visit the museum, though I heard good things - the building was an old barracks and was later an army hospital, which my...More

Thank kirksan
Reviewed 23 July 2017

This museum gave us both historical exhibits and art by Puerto Rican artists. We were exposed to artists that we had never seen before and it was very impressive.

Thank Glennithy
Reviewed 26 June 2017

We ended up in this museum because we wanted something inside, since it's getting hotter here in PR. Glad we did!!! The museums offers 8 exhibits in total, with 4 of them being permanent exhibit showing the different indigenous tribes of America, the African connection...More

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Karley S
17 July 2017|
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Response from afamteach | Reviewed this property |
I believe it was around $5-6 USD.
6 September 2015|
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Response from MPatrick33629 | Reviewed this property |
There is a modest fee, but I am not sure about the hours. Hopefully they have a website that would have the hours.
6 September 2015|
Response from Elisse A | Reviewed this property |
They are always closed on Monday's. I would call if you decide to go another day to ensure all their exhibits are open. A few weeks ago most of them were closed.