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Museo de Las Americas

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Address: Norzagaray Street, San Juan 00902-3634, Puerto Rico
Phone Number:
+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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very informative, lots of history about heritage and culture

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
Brick, New Jersey
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Brick, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 5 weeks ago

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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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

Visited several exhibits at the museum. Go to the gift shop to pay $6 entry fee on 1st floor. Exhibits were on 2nd floor. Saw 6 or so exhibits. Some exhibits had English and Spanish information, some only Spanish. Nice variety of exhibits.

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Charleston, SC
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016

We did not find this to be clearly marked or well run. When we first arrived there was no clear signage as to exactly where in the building was the actual museum. Then there was no one to check us in so we just started trying to find open exhibits. They were pretty interesting but after we had almost finished... More 

Thank Labpyra
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016 via mobile

Nothing much except for the museum. We did not go in to explore. It was closed. Stopped by tonight and took some photoshoots of night lights. Awesome!

Thank Joposki
Northampton, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

The museum is conveniently located near El Morro, the popular fortress and a must see! The building is beautiful with a gorgeous inner courtyard. The exhibits were terrific but the one that we liked best were the sculptures by Felipe Lettersten. The bronze sculptures were captured by Lettersten by traveling to remote peoples. The story itself is totally fascinating. There... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

I went to this museum as part of a tour. The first exhibit was okay but did not blow me away. The next three were fantastic. They did a fabulous job in arranging the exhibits and for being a small museum it housed a great deal of artifacts. You can tell they take pride and pleasure in what and how... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 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 fact it would be worth it if it was 10 times the amount. We spent... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 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
Rockledge, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

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

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