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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.
  • Excellent57%
  • Very good32%
  • Average10%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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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 19 July 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.

Thank rufina1912
Reviewed 10 July 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...More

Thank merrevan
Reviewed 10 July 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...More

1  Thank Gina M
Reviewed 3 July 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.

Thank Catherine F
Reviewed 29 June 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!

Thank bkhoney29
Reviewed 21 June 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...More

1  Thank gypsy r
Reviewed 26 May 2016 via mobile

Fantastic museum with 4 small permanent exhibits (history, artisan crafts, African heritage.....). Good explanations but really interesting displays even if you don't read all the details. Can view it in 45 min or spend a few hours. $6 entry for adults and well worth the...More

Thank M B
Reviewed 11 May 2016

A visible building in a near distance from El Morro, this museum is open 9-12 and 1-4, Thu-Sat and 12-5 on Sundays. Some said admission is free but I actually paid. Located on the second floor, this museum has various exhibits from various Americas countries...More

Thank Indiana_Jonesse
Reviewed 9 May 2016

The weather was a little nasty so we decided to go and hang out here. Lots of great stores, and things to eat and do. Has everything you need including a bank! I recommend this for all the ladies that just need a break and...More

Thank Trenda B
Reviewed 2 May 2016

The Museo de Las Americas was more of an art museum than a history museum. Of the 8 rooms or displays, room 1 was like a mini museum of Natural History. On display were diaramoras of different American people. Very well done and interesting. The...More

Thank lvolpato
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Karley S
17 July 2017|
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Response from afamteach | Reviewed this property |
I believe it was around $5-6 USD.
6 September 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.
6 September 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.