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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
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A folk art museum with vibrant exhibits you can buy.

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$75*
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Old San Juan Half-Day Sightseeing Tour
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Walking Tour of Old San Juan

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Interesting building

I really enjoyed the displays but found the old building that houses the Museo also very interesting. It is laid out around a courtyard and the exhibits and some restaurants are... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
ElizabethHodgson
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I really enjoyed the displays but found the old building that houses the Museo also very interesting. It is laid out around a courtyard and the exhibits and some restaurants are also in the building. Good for an afternoon of browsing and learning more about Latin America in general.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I took almost 200 pics! A lot to see. What i found most interesting was information on the African influence on Puerto Rico. There are lots of displays and lots of art too. There is air conditioning! There is a restaurant on the first level. The cost is five dollars. The staff there is also nice and very helpful. take... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nothing earth-shattering, but a leisure walk through different exhibits showing art from different indigenous cultures from America. Also local artist exhibit. Great coffee shops and restaurants on the first floor.

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Thank LadyKJoy
Acton, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Pretty interesting little museum that explains the origins of Puerto Rico's rich diversity and some of the societies that continue to prosper around the Americas in smaller numbers long after occidental influence led to their demise. We were among the few to visit the museum this day and covered about 75% of what we wanted in the hour allotted to... More 

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Ponce, Puerto Rico
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016

It shows a good part of history, however, some of the exhibitions need improvement. It is in a good location, near everything in Old San juan.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2016

We practically stumbled on this museum, but what a great find! I loved the different galleries we experienced. They were so very unique and historical. My husband and I had never visited Puerto Rico before, and this museum actually spoke volumes to the cultural background we had questions about while traveling around different areas. It was a highlight of our... More 

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Thank merrevan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2016

This place is tucked into Old San Juan. You can walk there from cruise ports if you don't mind a bit of a walk. The walk there is easy since it's all paved roads and the views are great. The museum itself is in a beautiful building. It's on the second floor and consists of 8 exhibit rooms. It's $6... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2016

Every room of this museum was colorful and interesting. The rooms containing the large and detailed dioramas of different Indian tribes was especially fun.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2016 via mobile

Nice place to visit with family/and or friends. There is a $10 admission fee to enter the museum. Love the architecture!

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Meridian, Mississippi
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016

This was a great museum if you have an afternoon. You can see everything from headhunter culture to weapons to elaborate costumes to movies about people who travel the Amazon building statues of folks to preserve native tribal and remote village life. There is also ceremonial items of many native tribes throughout central,south,and a few North American native cultures represented.... More 

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