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Museo de Las Americas

Norzagaray Street, San Juan 00902-3634, Puerto Rico
787 724 5052
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Ranked #14 of 95 Attractions in San Juan
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Art Museums, Museums
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: A folk art museum with vibrant exhibits you can buy.
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Type: Art Museums, Museums
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: A folk art museum with vibrant exhibits you can buy.

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New York City, New York
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

museum is beautiful gorgeous gardens we ate at LAUREL food was delicious and atmosphere and service was great

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Hawkesbury, Canada
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15 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

Take the time you want without being pushed, this is better to visit with someone who know what their talking about so if you can take it with a guide I would strongly suggest it.

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Amanda, Ohio
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127 attraction reviews
188 helpful votes 188 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

I stumbled upon this from just strolling around the old city in my electric wheelchair. I saw these huge open doors and just went in. I never went into any of the rooms, but was happy to see the huge courtyard inside this large structure. I saw a nice wall mural too. Didn't know the name of the place till... More 

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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26 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

We decided on this museum because the building was huge and beautiful and we wanted to get out of the sun. The museum is only one floor that goes all the way around the building. It is divided up into rooms. Each room has its theme/exhibit. I felt the most interesting and informative rooms were the one on indigenous people... More 

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Bronx, New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

The museum has a prime location overlooking the El Morro and the Atlantic! It is located in a historic building that was once a military hospital. The admission entrance is very inexpensive ($3) and not crowded when I went. The exhibitions are vast and unique. The staff was great, kind and helpful.

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Longview, Texas
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

we went here on a Saturday and found a 20 person band of classical guitar player practicing . it was amazing to sit and listen to them play in the court yard of this huge historic building. it was the highlight of our trip to old town. the museum takes up the entire 2nd floor and took a couple of... More 

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salt lake city
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014 via mobile

After visiting el morro on a hot day we decided to visit this museum to cool down and were beyond surprised at how wonderful it was. We were invited to a day of the dead celebration and ended up going back in the evening and again the next day...the staff all took time to explain details of each gallery and... More 

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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

Good exhibitions, very informative. Some of the galleries were closed during our visit, but the ones open were sufficient. To truly appreciate the whole museum, one must be willing to spend at least three or four hours here. Fantastic coffee at Don Ruiz (definitely give it a try).

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Benicia, California
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3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

We were on a cruise ship that stopped in San Juan. We wanted to explore the city on our own, and happened upon this gem. Very inexpensive admission and very interesting displays. They do close from noon until 1:00 p.m. for lunch, but the admission is good for all day. We thought we could get through in an hour or... More 

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Richmond, Kentucky
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

This little museum is located in a beautiful building. The museum itself is interesting, with some fascinating pieces and friendly staff. My only complaint is that the gift shop is too small.

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