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Museo de Las Americas

Norzagaray Street, San Juan 00902-3634, Puerto Rico
+1 787-724-5052
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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.
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Norzagaray Street, San Juan 00902-3634, Puerto Rico
+1 787-724-5052
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We ended up in this museum because we wanted something inside, since it's getting hotter here in PR. Glad we did!!! The museums offers 8 exhibits in total, with 4 of them being permanent exhibit showing the different indigenous tribes of America, the African connection...More

Thank Indira d
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

we only looked for museums because it was a rainy day... and we are glad we did! there is a bit of history, anthropology, and art. we spent about 2 hours and closed the place down - could have used a few more minutes towards...More

Thank cc12342015
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Museum hosts 22 unique full-bodied statues of ethnic groups that have survived the conquest and colonization of the Americas by a Peruvian-Swedish sculptor. You'll be awe struck by their hyper-realism and beauty. Worth visiting is their exhibit on the origins of African culture and...More

Thank mrolivieri
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

First the location of the museum is really interesting, in the Palacio de Ballajas. On the 2nd floor you'll find the museum, with two really good exhibits, one on the various ethnic groups to be found in South America, and one on the Puerto Rican...More

Thank MMFoucher
Reviewed May 20, 2017

The Museo de Las Americas is a history and art museum about Puerto Rico and native societies in the Americas. We expected a few small exhibits but were surprised with the size of the collection and the variety within the museum. Some of the art...More

Thank radx4
Reviewed April 24, 2017

Full disclosure, we did not enter the museum but we did enter into the courtyard area. Our guide took us here and gave us the history of the building which as was described was originally the barracks for the soldiers assigned to the fort. As...More

Thank Jerry R
Reviewed April 3, 2017

This was an enjoyable trip highlight! The layout of the museum with various exhibits in different rooms was very well done. The staff was friendly and helpful. I particularly enjoyed the African based exhibit and the contributions to Puerto Rico. The museum does an excellent...More

Thank afamteach
Reviewed March 23, 2017

This was a very interesting place that addresses the history and various different cultures from around the Caribbean and Latin America that have contributed to the mixed culture of Puerto Rico.

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Reviewed March 8, 2017 via mobile

Covers history of Puerto Rico and the Caribbean. In old military barracks, interesting in itself. Small but generally good exhibit of contemporary art as well. Right across from el morro.

Thank David W
Reviewed March 6, 2017 via mobile

While 2 exhibits were closed, I enjoyed the rest - particularly The Indian in America. Information was brief, easy to read and the artifacts supplemented the experience. It's a bit unusual though as you purchase tickets in the gift shop on ground level and the...More

Thank Mary B
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If the Museum is Open September 7th 2015 What are the hours that day and is there a fee?
September 6, 2015|
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Response from MPatrick33629 | Reviewed this property |
There is a modest fee, but I am not sure about the hours. Hopefully they have a website that would have the hours.
Will the museum be open Labor Day weekend September 7th 2015
September 6, 2015|
Response from Elisse A | Reviewed this property |
They are always closed on Monday's. I would call if you decide to go another day to ensure all their exhibits are open. A few weeks ago most of them were closed.