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Museo de Las Americas

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Address: Norzagaray Street, San Juan 00902-3634, Puerto Rico
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+1 787-724-5052
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes

A folk art museum with vibrant exhibits you can buy.

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This was a very interesting place that addresses the history and various different cultures from around the Caribbean and Latin America that have contributed to the mixed culture... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
Fairview Park, Ohio
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Fairview Park, Ohio
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This was a very interesting place that addresses the history and various different cultures from around the Caribbean and Latin America that have contributed to the mixed culture of Puerto Rico.

Thank AnneMC5
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Covers history of Puerto Rico and the Caribbean. In old military barracks, interesting in itself. Small but generally good exhibit of contemporary art as well. Right across from el morro.

Thank David W
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

While 2 exhibits were closed, I enjoyed the rest - particularly The Indian in America. Information was brief, easy to read and the artifacts supplemented the experience. It's a bit unusual though as you purchase tickets in the gift shop on ground level and the proceed to the 2nd floor for the exhibits.

Thank Mary B
Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This museum is small. It is in the 2nd floor of the Ballaja building/plaza. The museum regularly closes at 4:00 pm in weeks days and 5:00 pm on weekends. Price is 6 or 4 USD depending if you are an adult or student.

Thank gprie2
West Glacier, Montana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

really good exhibits to show the history and culture of puerto rico especially the folklore exhibit. restrooms

Thank karinmontana
Boulder, CO
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 149 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2017

Not intimidating at all (unlike many museums). Can see it in two hours and its well worth a visit. Very nice grounds as well...

Thank elkabelka
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2017

The museum has various exhibits on the history of Puerto Rico and other related topics, such as the birds of Puerto Rico and the indigenous peoples of Central and south America. It is very interesting, well designed and the staff are very friendly and helpful. Located within the Bajallá, it is the perfect place to learn more about this wonderful... More 

Thank Uncover T
River Grove, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2017 via mobile

This museum consists of 8 attractions all relative to Puerto Rican history and culture!! We learned a lot here and I highly recommend it. Admission is $7 and you don't need a guide. Also you can easily do it in a couple hours so it won't take up the whole day which is great because there are several other museums... More 

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Brick, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016

plan at least half day for this trip. you will be buying the ticket at the museum store located at the 1st floor. museum entrance is at the 2nd floor. museum has 8 "salas" where they exhibit the origin of the americas, then painting exhibits, miniature or wood-hand crafted scultpures and many more.

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Omaha, Nebraska
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016

My wife and I stopped here briefly when strolling through Old San Juan. The center grounds are open air and give great scenes of Spanish-style architecture and design. It was not too crowded when we visited, but it would have been nice to see this courtyard full of people mingling around. Several eateries are here along with pretty clean bathrooms.... More 

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