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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
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes
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A folk art museum with vibrant exhibits you can buy.

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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!

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
Joposki
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Maryland
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Charleston, SC
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 

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Maryland
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31 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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!

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Northampton, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
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.

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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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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 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 pleasantly good and in fact it "forced" me to extend my visit and enjoy the... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016

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

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 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

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