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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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Pretty Good Museum, though a bit small

Very nice exhibits on Indian culture, though covering such a wide range that they were necessarily sketchy. Nice choices of artifacts in each area, well displayed. I was glad to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 28, 2015
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Washington Crossing, Pennsylvania
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Washington Crossing, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

Very nice exhibits on Indian culture, though covering such a wide range that they were necessarily sketchy. Nice choices of artifacts in each area, well displayed. I was glad to have seen this, and would recommend this to those who like museums of culture.

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Marstons Mills, Massachusetts
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39 reviews 39 reviews
13 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

This is a quality museum which shows the history of Puerto Rico and its people from the Indians to the present. Very spaciously laid out with air conditioned galleries.

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Dallas, TX
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34 reviews 34 reviews
17 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

Many local artists had set-up in the courtyard when we visited the Museum on a Sunday. I bought an original pastel painting and a 2015 desktop calendar. Happy we visited and learned about some local San Juan artists.

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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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36 reviews 36 reviews
25 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

We took our friends from Chicago to see this gem of a museum. The guides in each of the rooms took the time to explain each of their respective rooms. They provided a great story about each exhibit and the background of their creation. Being from Chicago, the Who we are exhibit showed Puerto Ricans in different cities and states.... More 

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Alloway, New Jersey
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55 reviews 55 reviews
22 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

If you have a few extra hours or have an intense interest in Native American peoples, you might want to stop here. Most of the museum is Spanish/English with the unfortunate exception of the Puerto Rican history area, which was the only exhibit I was really interested in! It's only $3 though, so if you like this kind of stuff,... More 

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san antonio, texas
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48 reviews 48 reviews
19 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

My wife and I ventured onto the grounds of this large building that had once housed the soldiers, families and horses of the men who were part of the San Juan garrison. The second floor is now the museum. There are approximately eight galleries, each of which depict a piece of the history of this Caribbean island; ancient peoples, Tainoi... More 

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Downingtown, Pennsylvania
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4 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

A very good museum of the travels of people thru the Americas from Alaska down to Mexico, Central, South Americas and the Caribbean Island. A good way to spend a couple of hours.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

There are 4 changing exhibits. I found them to be of average interest.In some exhibits TMI...e.g. almost like the history of man since the cave age. Perhaps my interest being in more recent Spanish colonization, affected my viewpoint. I would not go way out of my way to come here. The fee was $2 or so per person. The old... More 

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Lubrin, Spain
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21 attraction reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

In the Old Barracks overlooking the ocean the Museum of the Americas is a great way to spend some time out of the sun or rain.You purchase a $3 ticket from the gift shop on the ground floor and then swap the receipt for an armband on the first. The galleries are dotted around the first floor and each has... More 

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Saint Charles, Missouri
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42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

The Art Galleries were divided into two sections. The first with many contemporary and beautiful art works reflective of the Puerto Rican culture and history. This section in the front was comfortably air conditioned. An additional one room gallery was in the back and had older, famous portraits of governors, and the like. Both were very interesting and worth seeing.

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