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Museo de Las Americas

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Address: Norzagaray Street, San Juan 00902-3634, Puerto Rico
Phone Number:
+1 787-724-5052
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes

A folk art museum with vibrant exhibits you can buy.

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USD 74.98*
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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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lots to see

really good exhibits to show the history and culture of puerto rico especially the folklore exhibit. restrooms

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
West Glacier, Montana
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West Glacier, Montana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

really good exhibits to show the history and culture of puerto rico especially the folklore exhibit. restrooms

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Boulder, CO
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Not intimidating at all (unlike many museums). Can see it in two hours and its well worth a visit. Very nice grounds as well...

Thank elkabelka
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The museum has various exhibits on the history of Puerto Rico and other related topics, such as the birds of Puerto Rico and the indigenous peoples of Central and south America. It is very interesting, well designed and the staff are very friendly and helpful. Located within the Bajallá, it is the perfect place to learn more about this wonderful... More 

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River Grove, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This museum consists of 8 attractions all relative to Puerto Rican history and culture!! We learned a lot here and I highly recommend it. Admission is $7 and you don't need a guide. Also you can easily do it in a couple hours so it won't take up the whole day which is great because there are several other museums... More 

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Brick, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2016

plan at least half day for this trip. you will be buying the ticket at the museum store located at the 1st floor. museum entrance is at the 2nd floor. museum has 8 "salas" where they exhibit the origin of the americas, then painting exhibits, miniature or wood-hand crafted scultpures and many more.

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Omaha, Nebraska
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016

My wife and I stopped here briefly when strolling through Old San Juan. The center grounds are open air and give great scenes of Spanish-style architecture and design. It was not too crowded when we visited, but it would have been nice to see this courtyard full of people mingling around. Several eateries are here along with pretty clean bathrooms.... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

Visited several exhibits at the museum. Go to the gift shop to pay $6 entry fee on 1st floor. Exhibits were on 2nd floor. Saw 6 or so exhibits. Some exhibits had English and Spanish information, some only Spanish. Nice variety of exhibits.

Thank QueenOfTheRoad7
Charleston, SC
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016

We did not find this to be clearly marked or well run. When we first arrived there was no clear signage as to exactly where in the building was the actual museum. Then there was no one to check us in so we just started trying to find open exhibits. They were pretty interesting but after we had almost finished... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016 via mobile

Nothing much except for the museum. We did not go in to explore. It was closed. Stopped by tonight and took some photoshoots of night lights. Awesome!

Thank Joposki
Northampton, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

The museum is conveniently located near El Morro, the popular fortress and a must see! The building is beautiful with a gorgeous inner courtyard. The exhibits were terrific but the one that we liked best were the sculptures by Felipe Lettersten. The bronze sculptures were captured by Lettersten by traveling to remote peoples. The story itself is totally fascinating. There... More 

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