Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico, San Juan

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Art lovers should not miss exploring Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico. One of the largest museums in the Caribbean, the venue showcases a broad range of Puerto Rican artwork, from the 18th century to present-day exhibits. Admire a huge collection of paintings by the most famous national artists, and check out the numerous temporary shows the museum often hosts. Besides the immense art collection, the museum also boasts an upscale restaurant and scenic grounds, and the 1920s neoclassical building itself is noteworthy. Using our international travel planner, San Juan attractions like Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • This museum is the embodiment of Puerto Rico's artwork, and houses so much beautiful local artwork that it would be an absolute shame to visit San Juan without visiting this museum. The artwork is...  more »
  • Highly recommend especially current exhibit “Puerto Rico Pleural” this really gives you a sense of popular movements and National identity in PR that only Art can. Staff was incredibly helpful and...  more »
  • The entire place is wonderful, clean and well-curated. The special exhibits change frequently, and the staff are friendly.  more »
  • Only the main floor was open when we visited, but it was still a good collection inside the permanent exhibits. There was a mixture of historic and contemporary pieces and good interpretative information in both Spanish and English. The real highlight for us was the sculpture garden that was full of many interesting plants (and quite a few large, entertaining iguanas) in addition to the art itself.
  • Small but interesting collection. I actually prefer smaller museums that aren't so overwhelming. We happened to go in a Saturday, and it was free admission! Family day. Guided tours available.
  • The staff was very friendly and helpful. The museum is on the smaller side, but it's a great way to spend a couple hours. The gardens on property are beautiful. We spent an hour sitting by the kio pond.
  • The guide in the childrens area was EXTREMELY rude, she literally followed our children around the entire visit not to offer information, but to "correct" their behavior. Even when we went outside she told us to "keep our children close and watch them". Then she proceeded to talk about us to the security guard in spanish, as if we do not understand it. She definitely needs to be spoken to. I won't reveal her name online, but if someone from the museum contacts me I gladly will.
  • Performing Arts Center. A very nice place. Good architecture, nice ambiance and in the center of the Metro area of San Juan. Unfortunately, 95% of all oral performances are in Spanish.

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