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Museo de Las Americas
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$75.00*
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Old San Juan Half-Day Sightseeing Tour
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$62.00*
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Walking Tour of Old San Juan
Ranked #31 of 203 things to do in San Juan
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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.
Reviewed February 16, 2014

This is a museum that captures the history and art of North, Central and South Americas. There are exhibits of Indian history and artifacts, Puerto Rican history and art exhibits of local and Latin artists. Inexpensive and a nice way to take a break from the heat while learning more about PR.

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Reviewed February 5, 2014 via mobile

Across the way from El Morro Fort, this museum was worth the visit. Multiple themed displays including art and historic interpretation. Many of the displays and interpretative narratives were top notch. The tour on slavery, of keen interest to us, was only on Spanish: a bit of disappointment. And we were hoping for deeper understanding of African influence on the West Indies, folks who have gone on to do essential or interesting things here, etc. Still, all in all, I'd recommend it. BTW, it's on the second floor of the building it's in; buy $3 tickets on first floor.

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Reviewed January 18, 2014

When you walk in to this museum in Old San Juan, you can visualize the soldiers, horses and equipment that occupied this huge open courtyard 150 years ago, especially with the fort of El Morro right across the street. Then you go to the second floor where there are very impressive exhibits of the original inhabitants of the caribbean and very interesting artwork exhibits. Different and in many ways more compelling than other museums you have visited. But let's be real, for us it was only a brief respite from the wonderful restaurant and bar scene!

Thank Michele N
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Reviewed December 30, 2013

Eight small galleries containing eight eclectic collections, including art and cultural and natural history. A perfect spot to cool off in during a hot afternoon.

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Reviewed October 21, 2013

well worth it even for locals seeking more knowledge of island history. The building and its surroundings are impressive, an expanded experience covering other aspects of PR history, culture and possibly geography would be welcomed. Ativities taking place compleent the exhibits..

Thank george r
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