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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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Beautiful Museo

My sister is an artist and we love visiting each year. So many rooms, artifacts, Puerto Rican/African history...if you like art and history, a must place to visit!!

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
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Bergenfield, New Jersey
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Bergenfield, New Jersey
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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

My sister is an artist and we love visiting each year. So many rooms, artifacts, Puerto Rican/African history...if you like art and history, a must place to visit!!

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12 reviews 12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

This is so inexpensive to see you will feel you should go back and give them more. This is especially true if you engage the men and women in the various galleries. They are well versed on the artists, the history and the significance of the galleries work to Puerto Rico and to tourists alike.

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Denver, Colorado
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

It was very interesting with many different aspects of the americas and the many indigineous tribes that existed. The art was great as well as interestin photography and history.

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california
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61 reviews 61 reviews
9 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

Exhibits are changed from time to time; but, when we were there all were fascinating. There was a "native peoples" display that included casts of current day native people, many done in the Amazon. There were murals, photograhs and numerous American crafts on display. The Puerto Rican history display was helpful in understanding the unique culture of Puerto Rico.

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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24 reviews 24 reviews
7 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

This museum was centered around a court yard with several exhibition rooms each with a specific history on PR. The exhibits were educational and about the history of Puerto Rico. My husband is disabled and they had one rickety wheelchair for us to use.

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

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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8 reviews 8 reviews
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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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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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