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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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Good with Maria as your guide

My crew of 12 (ranging from 10-80 years of age) was less than thrilled to be going to the museum (part of our tour). Maria, the tour guide, was very engaging and gave us a tour on... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 17, 2015
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Houston, Texas
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15 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

My crew of 12 (ranging from 10-80 years of age) was less than thrilled to be going to the museum (part of our tour). Maria, the tour guide, was very engaging and gave us a tour on everyone's level. She kept everyone's attention (not an easy task). We learned a lot about Puerto Rican history. Also had wonderful coffee at... More 

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Monteal, Quebec
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 158 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Only a few of the rooms are actually open right now - but of the rooms that are open, Room #1 - the natives of the America's is totally worth the price of admission! This artist went to visit the tribes that still follow traditional practices - and created scluptures of their chiefs. These scluptures form the basis of the... More 

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Irondequoit, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

A very interesting place, full of great information. There are several rooms with artifacts and historical data. This is a must see if you are in San Juan.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Very interesting. This museum has a varied collection that helps us learn more about our roots and culture of the Americas. It is a good place to learn about Puerto Rico and the world around it.

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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Must see, it is situated in a beautiful building- Ballajá, it has the Taino history plus modern exhibitions, it has a great store nad cafes and restaurants right there.

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Cape Coral, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

Not all the exhibits were open for view. closed so they could make some changes. did enjoy the ones that we were able to view.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

There are 3 floors and the exhibits are on the second floor. There 7 exhibit rooms with 4 of them are the museum's permanent exhibits with guides. The temporary exhibits can be anything just check the schedule. The permanent exhibits started with native Indians culture and movement, to slavery, and influences Spain. The ground floor of the building is office... More 

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Minneapolis
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

I dropped into this museum after visiting El Morro due to it's proximity and needing some air conditioning before continuing to explore OSJ. I'm so glad that I did! The exhibit covering native tribes in the Americas and Africa was fascinating. I also enjoyed the costumes, masks, and history provided throughout. Definitely recommend!

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

My husband and I were recently in Old San Juan and stopped by the Museo de Las Americas. The museum gives tours in either English or Spanish, and we were lucky enough to get Reynaldo as our guide. He was very knowlegeable, professional, and yet personable throughout the tour. The museum itself specializes in the ancient peoples and cultures which... More 

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Tampa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

I just happened to visit the museum when exploring Old San Juan. The art was wonderful, interesting, and refreshing. A nice collection. When there, ask about the building as it was military compound at the beginning.

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