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Museo de Las Americas

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Address: Norzagaray Street, San Juan 00902-3634, Puerto Rico
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+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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A little gem in Old San Juan

We visited immediately after our visit to El Morro, and were simply amazed by both the quantity and quality of the exhibits. The cultural and historical origins of not only... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 28 March 2016
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 March 2016 via mobile

We visited immediately after our visit to El Morro, and were simply amazed by both the quantity and quality of the exhibits. The cultural and historical origins of not only puertorriquenos but of all indigenous peoples of the Americas are described throughout the building. Exhibits include representative clothing, tools and weapons, as well as castings of actual members of several... More 

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Fraziers Bottom, West Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 March 2016

We visited this museum in 2006 and we were impressed at the fact that it included all the American Indias in America. We visited this museum again this year, but noticed that they removed the part of the Arawak and Taino relics that were on display when we visited it in 2006. I still think that it is very educational... More 

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Syracuse, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 March 2016

Didn't know what to expect, but it was a rainy afternoon, so we went in. The first few rooms give an overview of all the indigenous peoples of the Americas. Extremely well bronze figures with highlights or the beautiful art and craft of each tribe. Plus much more, with contemporary artists as well.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2016

This little museum was surprisingly interesting. I particularly liked Sala 1 which had bronze statues and artifacts from native peoples who live in South America for the most part. The statues were cast from molds taken from actual modern day natives. They are stunning! I think whoever curated this exhibit did a fabulous job selecting items from each culture to... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2016

This museum was interesting and a quick stop on our walk around Old San Juan. Entrance fee is $6 each and it takes less than an hour to walk through the four main areas/exhibits. One is focused on folk art, another on Puerto Rico's history including key events, another on natural history including the variety of mostly South American and... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2016

Visited this museum on my 4th trip to SJ since I had some extra time to explore. I was quite surprised how informative and beautifully maintained this museum was. I spent at least 2 hours walking around and checking out the exhibits and I especially enjoyed the exhibit of the history of PR/ Tainos. Wish they had more explanations in... More 

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Isle of Palms, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2016

This is a quiet shady spot to find lunch. Wander in and enjoy a break from the bustle of the street.

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St. Thomas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2015

This is a colorful and surprising museum! It combines history, that any American would likely be familiar with in regards to the Native American experience, with pictorials, panoramas, and indigenous artifacts. . Exhibits of tribes of North, Central, and South America are featured. The discovery of Puerto Rico by the Spanish is shown also in panorama and art, with an... More 

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Signal Hill, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2015

This is quite a place. There is a huge inside square that is surrounded by a three story building. The museo has many different exhibits that gives one the of what has gone on through the art eye. It also has traveling art exhibit which shows of the local people

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Casselberry, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2015

This museum was included in a guided tour of Old San Juan and we wouldn't have normally visited it because we don't know the language. But we had an excellent guide - Camilo! He was so friendly and knowledgeable and really brought all of the exhibits to life. The exhibits on the early natives of Puerto Rico was extremely interesting,... More 

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