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Museo de Las Americas

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Address: Norzagaray Street, San Juan 00902-3634, Puerto Rico
Phone Number: 787 724 5052
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes

A folk art museum with vibrant exhibits you can buy.

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A hidden historical gem in Old San Juan

Visited this museum on my 4th trip to SJ since I had some extra time to explore. I was quite surprised how informative and beautifully maintained this museum was. I spent at... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
Los Angeles, California

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Los Angeles, California
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33 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Visited this museum on my 4th trip to SJ since I had some extra time to explore. I was quite surprised how informative and beautifully maintained this museum was. I spent at least 2 hours walking around and checking out the exhibits and I especially enjoyed the exhibit of the history of PR/ Tainos. Wish they had more explanations in... More 

Thank DSKaneLA
Isle of Palms, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a quiet shady spot to find lunch. Wander in and enjoy a break from the bustle of the street.

Thank lisacY1609NJ
St. Thomas
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8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015

This is a colorful and surprising museum! It combines history, that any American would likely be familiar with in regards to the Native American experience, with pictorials, panoramas, and indigenous artifacts. . Exhibits of tribes of North, Central, and South America are featured. The discovery of Puerto Rico by the Spanish is shown also in panorama and art, with an... More 

Thank MrsG1492
Signal Hill, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2015

This is quite a place. There is a huge inside square that is surrounded by a three story building. The museo has many different exhibits that gives one the of what has gone on through the art eye. It also has traveling art exhibit which shows of the local people

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Casselberry, Florida
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216 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2015

This museum was included in a guided tour of Old San Juan and we wouldn't have normally visited it because we don't know the language. But we had an excellent guide - Camilo! He was so friendly and knowledgeable and really brought all of the exhibits to life. The exhibits on the early natives of Puerto Rico was extremely interesting,... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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8 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2015

I really enjoyed the exhibit, but we went in late and they did not tell us we had so little time. We were asked to leave before we finished the tour.

Thank CindyJohnson84
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2015 via mobile

The museum is all the second floor and have 8 galeries to see, the Indian in America with 22 sculptures of native still alive in the Americas, 4 temporary exhibits, one exhibit of African Heritage , one exhibit for the history and colonization of P.R. and one the Folks Arts in America's

Thank Daisy V
Wilmington, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

My wife and I visited the Museo de las Americas briefly while we were in Old San Juan recently. We walked through the interior grounds of this very large building with a massive courtyard. The building itself is very picturesque and well maintained.

Thank pparrothead
Canton, Oklahoma
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

We were disappointed in this museum, there really wasn't much there to see other than some art. The art was nice but by people we had never heard of.

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150 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2015

I'm really glad we were able to see a museum during our time in Puerto Rico, and really glad this is the one we saw! There was some rich history but what I loved even more was that it was a true collaboration of the arts. One section was all about the indigenous people and then the next exhibit was... More 

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