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Museo de Las Americas

Norzagaray Street, San Juan 00902-3634, Puerto Rico
787 724 5052
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As featured in 3 days in San Juan
Ranked #14 of 103 attractions in San Juan
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Art Museums
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Description: A folk art museum with vibrant exhibits you can buy.
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New York, NY
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35 reviews 35 reviews
20 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 NEW

I almost didn't both with this place thinking that I wasn't in Puerto Rico to spend time indoors, but I'm so glad I did. It was one of the highlights of my trip. This is a wonderfully weird, quirky place. The museum is on the second floor of the old armory. The exhibits are divided into different corridors by theme.... More

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Guaynabo, Puerto Rico
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014 NEW

This is truly a hidden jewel. You see, there are not many signs to direct you to one of the most beautiful boutique museums of the Western Hemisphere, right across the much visited El Morro Castle. Four permanent exhibits (Amazonian and North American Indians, African Heritage, Culture and Conquest, and Folkloric Arts plus several visiting exhibits on popular fashion, arts,... More

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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

You cannot go wrong with this place. A cultural nirvana smacked right in Old San Juan. They have about six exhibits going at this time and if you like to take your time reading and watching the accompanying movies and materials, plan to spend at least two hours. The Taino and the music exhibits are very thorough. The Barrio Obrero... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

They had about 4-5 exhibits to visit. Very small. Price was only $3.00 which is cheap; however, the place was very boring.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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25 reviews 25 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

Very well put together. Must see. There are multiple rooms each with a different theme. My favorites are the one whcih focuses on the Indians and the cultural/historical one. Nice venue; food hearby; adjacent to the forte, and a vey short walk to Ponce de Leon house.

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Orlando, Florida
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188 reviews 188 reviews
136 attraction reviews
537 helpful votes 537 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

“Museum of the Americas” is not what you think. Because “America” is the only country with that word in its name, many think only of the United States as America. Worldwide, people know “the Americas” comprise North, South, and Central America, and the Caribbean Islands. This phenomenal museum at Norzagary Street trolley stops 24&25 is a totally reconstructed 3-story building... More

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Hudson, Massachusetts
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381 reviews 381 reviews
86 attraction reviews
124 helpful votes 124 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

AWESOME!!! SUPER AWESOME! Small, quaint, lots to learn. Beautifully maintained, beautifully staffed. Professional, courteous. A gem, a true hidden gem! If you are over heated on your walks, $2 buys you a ticket and a nice stroll taking in unique history of our Island and the Americas.

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Windsor, California
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10 reviews 10 reviews
10 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

Four exhibits were open. Reporters were at one of the exhibits that had just opened. They had no trouble with me being there at the same time. Beautiful old building. Staff was available and helpful.

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Grand Turk
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27 reviews 27 reviews
13 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

The quality of the exhibits was very good, however, there were quite a few that were closed off. Enjoyed it. The building is magnificent and the coffee shop on ground floor had great coffee and food

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Buffalo, New York
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

We stumbled upon the museum on our way to check out the local kite festival. We noticed a small sign outside the main entrance way and we are sooooo glad we did! The friendly staff in the museum gift shop and the visitors service staff were a great help! They reminded us of our limited time crunch, but assured us... More

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