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“A Well-Organized and Interesting Experience” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Museum of Taino Art

Museum of Taino Art
Arawak Plaza | Calle Beller, Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic
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Ranked #20 of 24 Attractions in Puerto Plata
Type: Art museums, Museums
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Owner description: This museum features works of art and an excavated tomb of the native people who inhabited the island before European contact.
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“A Well-Organized and Interesting Experience”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2012

My wife and I visited the Museum of Taino Art in March as part of a Caribbean cruise. The museum is a little off the beaten track but once we arrived we found the experience extremely worthwhile. Visitors are able to follow an auio-guided path through a series of life-size dioramas illustrating the lives of the pre-Colombian Taino Indians and the devastating impact that the Spanish colonists had on them. The museum has a small gift and bookshop and a cafe for refreshments. We recommend it for individuals and families with an interest in indigenous culture or simply those with a desire to get away from the more frequented tourist sites.

Visited March 2012
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