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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
Description: A folk art museum with vibrant exhibits you can buy.

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Near El Morro - a most interesting museum within a large galleried building. A view of the culture of the Americas and some really interesting exhibits. Highly recommend

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 1, 2015
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Austin, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015 NEW

Near El Morro - a most interesting museum within a large galleried building. A view of the culture of the Americas and some really interesting exhibits. Highly recommend

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

This was just the right amount of history and art. Exhibit consists of 8 halls with the first 4 devoted to rotating local artists. The last 4 halls tell the history and anthropology of the islands. Good mix, well thought out, interesting building.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

We stopped in on our walk between the two forts. You purchase a ticket in the gift shop on the first floor and then make your way upstairs where you will get a wrist band. The exhibits are well curated. The price is right at $3 (there is a discount for students), but you must know Spanish in order to... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

My friend and I really enjoyed all the exhibits. When we went they had 9 exhibits open. The only bad thing is most exhibits are in Spanish. If you don't know Spanish like we don't than you will not know what they are.

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

As admission is only three dollars and you are likely to be in the area at some point while spending time in old san juan, and the fact that this is a small place, I'd recommend checking it out for an hour or two. When I went there were only a few rooms that were open, and a couple rooms... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

I loved the fabulous building with the interior courtyard similar to Moorish buildings in Spain. The exhibits beautifully told the story of the history of the Americas and Puerto Rico especially. I learned so much, especially from one of the friendly guides - this lady was from Colombia. There is a modern cafe on the ground floor which delicious coffee... More 

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NYC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

We were at this museum seven years ago when the kids were younger, and we could only remember bits and pieces, so when we found it again we were so excited!! The "kids" are now old teen/young adult, and this museum is still so special, truly something for everyone. The staff is helpful and nice, the permanent exhibits are great,... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

Took us a while to find the office to buy our tickets but then it's only a few bucks and up to the second floor for exhibits. We really liked the art more than the museum elements but there is some good history of the Americas and the aboriginal people. Latest exhibit of Murales is awesome, as well as the... More 

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panama city
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

This museum is across from Fort El Morro. It is a very nice museum on the history of PR and it's people. Diana the PR person for the museum showed us around and told us about the exhibits in English. They are in the process of putting the info in English. This was once an army barrack, a hospital then... More 

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

This museum with eight salas explains the culture, geographic recharge ach and religions of PR. Plus there was an extraordinary mural exhibition we were fortunate to experience. Allow three to four hours, especially if you engage with the knowledgable young guides, who will tell you about more than art andy. It is a do not miss.

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