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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.
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Norzagaray Street, San Juan 00902-3634, Puerto Rico
+1 787-724-5052
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Reviewed 3 May 2016

The Museo de Las Americas was more of an art museum than a history museum. Of the 8 rooms or displays, room 1 was like a mini museum of Natural History. On display were diaramoras of different American people. Very well done and interesting. The...More

Thank lvolpato
Reviewed 1 May 2016

Set up in a series of rooms around a large courtyard, it feels like many small galleries within one larger museum. Lots of history of the Americas, fun to wander around. Don't miss the huge Day of the Dead sculpture on the steps!

Thank Annaresnikov
Reviewed 27 April 2016

This museum wants to show you the diverse indigenous people of the Americas. It covers a lot and seems to support all the stories I learned in school. But recent research indicates its a bit more complex than the museum seems to indicate. Just ignore...More

Thank sjkalish
Reviewed 21 April 2016

Part of a tour so our native guide did an incredible job of explaining the history and culture of not only the local tribes but others in Latin America. Many exhibits to explore with vibrant artwork and relics. Visit here before El Morro and take...More

Thank prindy
Reviewed 20 April 2016

Don't miss this wonderful museum. The displays are well done and very interesting.....especially the video of the sculptor who visited the Amazon.

Thank jWorld Traveler
Reviewed 8 April 2016

You'll find this great museum in front of the El Morro fort on the second floor of a beautiful building. It's a great way to spend a couple of hours viewing the exhibits and learning not only about the history and culture of Puerto Rico,...More

1  Thank carnalismocc
Reviewed 29 March 2016 via mobile

We visited immediately after our visit to El Morro, and were simply amazed by both the quantity and quality of the exhibits. The cultural and historical origins of not only puertorriquenos but of all indigenous peoples of the Americas are described throughout the building. Exhibits...More

1  Thank WindsorFoody
Reviewed 28 March 2016

We visited this museum in 2006 and we were impressed at the fact that it included all the American Indias in America. We visited this museum again this year, but noticed that they removed the part of the Arawak and Taino relics that were on...More

1  Thank emelinammr
Reviewed 17 March 2016

Didn't know what to expect, but it was a rainy afternoon, so we went in. The first few rooms give an overview of all the indigenous peoples of the Americas. Extremely well bronze figures with highlights or the beautiful art and craft of each tribe....More

1  Thank aliceb52pix
Reviewed 16 February 2016

This little museum was surprisingly interesting. I particularly liked Sala 1 which had bronze statues and artifacts from native peoples who live in South America for the most part. The statues were cast from molds taken from actual modern day natives. They are stunning! I...More

1  Thank hmbkatz
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If the Museum is Open September 7th 2015 What are the hours that day and is there a fee?
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.
Will the museum be open Labor Day weekend September 7th 2015
7 September 2015|
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.