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The Museum of the Americas, located in the Cuartel Ballajá in Old San Juan, promotes the history and culture of the American continent from Alaska to Patagonia.
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
Norzagaray Street, San Juan 00902-3634, Puerto Rico
+1 787-724-5052
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It was like an open day museum at old San Juan. It was a pretty cool and diverse museum. Has like very traditional or kind of more moder art too. If you got the time and pass by don’t miss it.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Anibal Z
Reviewed December 1, 2018

The museum is located on the second floor of the building and each room has different themes to show. They had two room dedicated to specific artist and Jose Alicia is in one of those rooms. I have never heard of him before (shame...) but...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank SheemaE
Reviewed November 19, 2018

The museum exhibits rooms are on the second floor, and on the ground level is a cafee and a Spanish restaurant. Bathrooms are on both levels and there are some benches all aroun the veranda where you can take a break if you need while...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank LoanaCristina
Reviewed October 17, 2018 via mobile

Amazing building and good collections. Unfortunately most of the exhibits about the pre-colonial inhabitants of the island were not yet re-opened a year after the 2017 storms. Still with the admission. Hope to return one day to see the rest.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank K4166ZJjessicas
Reviewed October 5, 2018

Yesterday I visited Museo Las Americas with the specific intention of seeing the work of a young artist I had met at a gallery show,Marcelino Puig. I was pleasantly surprised and greatly impressed by the quality and power of both his paintings and his artistic...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Lillian7536
Reviewed September 23, 2018 via mobile

Passed by and we were in awe as how humungous and gorgeous this place is! The way that is situated and everything is perfect! Lovely!!!

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank zuje30diazm
Reviewed September 16, 2018 via mobile

The building is pretty and is going under some renovations ( second floor, where the museum is located), but the visit still worth it. Nice displays , arts, history, and encompass more than just Puerto Rico history,note that some videos and electronics are not working,...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank ChrisAPB
Reviewed August 27, 2018

While I have visited Old San Juan many times, this was my first visit to the Museo. I wish I had known about this hidden gem years ago! The Museo de Las Americas is housed in a beautiful and historic building. I had arranged for...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank TinyTraveler1976
Reviewed August 27, 2018

We wandered into this museum by accident and loved it. What an eclectic, interesting collection! It is weighted toward folk art and very fun. We discovered some interesting artists we had never heard of. A quick stop as you are visiting the Fort. Worth a...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank kayak41952
Reviewed August 26, 2018

This is a rather small museum with mostly special exhibits, such as a famous (in Puerto Rico) poster maker; my wife and I greatly enjoyed that exhibit and some of the others (not all was bilingual and my Spanish isn't that good). Another great exhibit...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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September 9, 2018|
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Response from LindasDoral | Reviewed this property |
Very safe. Haven't walked around late night but during day there are a lot of tourist police present. We have never had a problem and we are here several times a year.
July 17, 2017|
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I believe it was around $5-6 USD.
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There is a modest fee, but I am not sure about the hours. Hopefully they have a website that would have the hours.
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First Time Vistor (3 Replies)
I am spending my 10 yr wedding anniversary in San Juan, Puerto Rico and I just have a few questions. I've researched resturants and I know I plan to visit St Germain Bistro, Punto de Vista and Cafe Berlin. I was thinking of having our anniversary dinner at Casa de Espana. As far as tourist things I plan to go to El Viejo, Museo de Las Americas, Fortalez (sp?)st and El Morro. Now for a few questions... We were going to rent a car and I priced it on hotline but now I'm...More
September 03, 2012|
Response fromCoquiPR|
for sure Casa de España, beautiful place and historic building.
Little hidden gems in Old San Juan (7 Replies)
We will be returning to Old San Juan to celebrate Christmas. On our last visit we did the major historical attractions including: El Morro, Castillo San Cristobal, Museo de las Americas and Casa Blanca. We also got to see The light show of the history of Puerto Rico at Museo De Las Americas. We saw the governor's home and Capila Del Cristo but couldn't tour or go inside either. We also enjoyed walking the city along Paseo De Princesa and the boardwalk by the cruise ship piers. We also took a...More
August 27, 2017|
Response fromdonOrlando|
I enjoyed a walk in the cemetery between El Morro and La Perla. Some very interesting statuary. You probably went to the cathedral, but there is also The Franciscan Chapel on Calle San Francisco.