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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.
  • Excellent57%
  • Very good32%
  • Average10%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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“great museum” (9 reviews)
“folk art” (8 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Norzagaray Street, San Juan 00902-3634, Puerto Rico
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"great museum"
in 9 reviews
"folk art"
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"african heritage"
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"indigenous peoples"
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"permanent exhibits"
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"nice exhibits"
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"interesting building"
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"actual museum"
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"slave trade"
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"latin america"
in 5 reviews
"puerto rico"
in 39 reviews
"gift shop"
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"small museum"
in 4 reviews
"puerto rican artists"
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"modern art"
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"old san juan"
in 24 reviews
"interesting place"
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Reviewed October 20, 2016

Just a few blocks from the Hotel, the Museo has some of the most amazing offerings, from the Indians of the Americas, the slavery period, the military period and the arts and crafts of the natives of the Americas. The entry fee was miminal, in...More

Thank brigadier192003
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Reviewed October 19, 2016

Beautiful building and courtyard. Very nice exhibits, small enough that you can take your time and review history and artifacts, Extremely helpful and knowledgeable staff. very worthwhile.

Thank Tanya B
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Reviewed October 17, 2016

Excellent museum of Puertorican culture, cheap, clean, with great food areas next to it. It is worth the visit

Thank RickPena
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Reviewed September 20, 2016

While ago I went there just to see the art of the unique Antonio Martorell. Outside the expectations for this great itinerant collection (which turned out to be Awesome), I did not have any interest in the rest of the permanent collections. The surprise was...More

Thank Reneadorno
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Reviewed September 9, 2016

I had great time learning about Puerto ricos great history. The African history was particularly interesting. It was a wonderful learning experience.

Thank FEFE3434
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Reviewed September 3, 2016 via mobile

This museum had everything! The different cultures of the Americas. Paintings, sculptures and awesome exhibits. The outdoor pavilion was nice but could've used something to fill such an empty space

Thank Jamie C
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Reviewed August 28, 2016

I really enjoyed the displays but found the old building that houses the Museo also very interesting. It is laid out around a courtyard and the exhibits and some restaurants are also in the building. Good for an afternoon of browsing and learning more about...More

Thank ElizabethHodgson
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Reviewed August 21, 2016

I took almost 200 pics! A lot to see. What i found most interesting was information on the African influence on Puerto Rico. There are lots of displays and lots of art too. There is air conditioning! There is a restaurant on the first level....More

2  Thank todd g
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Reviewed August 18, 2016 via mobile

Nothing earth-shattering, but a leisure walk through different exhibits showing art from different indigenous cultures from America. Also local artist exhibit. Great coffee shops and restaurants on the first floor.

Thank LadyKJoy
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Reviewed August 14, 2016

Pretty interesting little museum that explains the origins of Puerto Rico's rich diversity and some of the societies that continue to prosper around the Americas in smaller numbers long after occidental influence led to their demise. We were among the few to visit the museum...More

2  Thank Cherry_Wonderdog
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Karley S
July 17, 2017|
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Response from afamteach | Reviewed this property |
I believe it was around $5-6 USD.
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lbroadus
September 6, 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.
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lbroadus
September 6, 2015|
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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.
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