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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"
in 8 reviews
"african heritage"
in 8 reviews
"indigenous peoples"
in 7 reviews
"permanent exhibits"
in 6 reviews
"nice exhibits"
in 4 reviews
"interesting building"
in 4 reviews
"actual museum"
in 3 reviews
"slave trade"
in 3 reviews
"latin america"
in 5 reviews
"puerto rico"
in 39 reviews
"gift shop"
in 12 reviews
"small museum"
in 4 reviews
"puerto rican artists"
in 4 reviews
"modern art"
in 3 reviews
"old san juan"
in 24 reviews
"interesting place"
in 3 reviews
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great Visit Capturing parts of History most people don't know about. Go to the Museum of African history, explore the galleries of modern art exposition and a few other cool things the museum has to offer.

Thank Raul C
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We happened upon this place by a man who was sitting there who told us that it was an interesting place and that most tourists pass it by. We did not enter the museum but were able to use the public restrooms and view the...More

Thank Dan C
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Reviewed 8 April 2018 via mobile

Half of the museum was closed, for an unknown reason. There was a temporary exhibition about cock fighting, no interest, just pictures from a photographer. The exhibition about African influences was pretty basic, and did not learn me anything new. The exhibition about Puerto Rico’s...More

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Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

This is a very affordable and fun museum to visit. The exhibits that were open when I went featured folk art (my favorite) from all over the continent/(s), African tradition, and a review of the Spanish conquest. My favorite collections were the musical instruments, the...More

Thank Gregg L
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Reviewed 28 March 2018 via mobile

Five rooms are available to tour. Our favorite was the hurricane art. Art work related to the ravages, as well as the hope, from the hurricanes by children and adults. Very poignant! There are other rooms, one of African heritage, Puerto Rican heritage and culture....More

Thank LindasDoral
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Reviewed 26 March 2018

When I visited they had an art exhibit specifically related to the hurricane. It was poignant and really hit home how the hurricane affected the residents. There were several additional exhibits that featured crafts, history and ethnic culture. I took several pictures of the Day...More

Thank Gail F
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Reviewed 6 March 2018

I was in Old San Juan for lunch and happened to eat at the cinema bar and went into the plaza. Originally, I had to go to the bathroom, so I went towards the plaza. The plaza was not busy, but there were a bunch...More

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Reviewed 6 March 2018

This area has museum with multiple cultural exhibitions. One is the history of Indian which is gerat

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Reviewed 20 February 2018

They still only had one sala open for visits, but it made me totally speechless. I really want to visit again when it's completely up and running, absolutely stunning place.

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Reviewed 19 January 2018

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.

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Karley S
18 July 2017|
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Response from afamteach | Reviewed this property |
I believe it was around $5-6 USD.
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lbroadus
7 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.
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lbroadus
7 September 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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