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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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a nice stop

Pleasant venue with nice covered areas to walk. Good A/C. Clean bathrooms. Exhibit of the American(north and South) Indians are well done. The more recent history is Spanish only... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 23, 2015
sonnienegroso
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Tampa, Florida
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Tampa, Florida
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19 reviews 19 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

Pleasant venue with nice covered areas to walk. Good A/C. Clean bathrooms. Exhibit of the American(north and South) Indians are well done. The more recent history is Spanish only and that makes it a "tad" difficult to follow. The section on enslavement and is quite interesting and informative .

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Fair Lawn, New Jersey
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

So worth the $3. Should take about 2 hours to get through. Plenty of stuff in English but the majority is in Spanish, but still worth it. They do close for lunch for an hour and close at 4pm

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Centennial, Colorado
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260 helpful votes 260 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

I was here in January during the San Sebastian festival and it was free during the festival. They have a lot of different displays paintings etc. it is on the second floor. The open-air square in the middle of this building is filled with stalls for shopping they have bands playing but again this was during the festival and it... More 

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Washington Crossing, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

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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40 reviews 40 reviews
13 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

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
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

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
19 helpful votes 19 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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22 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 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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41 helpful votes 41 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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24 reviews 24 reviews
4 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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