Museo de Las Americas, San Juan

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Museo de Las Americas serves as an art museum dedicated to the Native American tribes from all over the Americas. Observe exhibits detailing the different peoples from around the Americas and where they originated from and lived. A highlight is the bronze castings and statues that display prominent figures from specific tribes. Another room's exhibits display folk art of the indigenous people with several examples. A separate display room focuses on Puerto Rico (instead of the Americas as a whole) and gives a great walkthrough of the indigenous people's history. Plan to visit Museo de Las Americas during your San Juan vacation using our convenient San Juan tour planner .
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  • We disembarked from our cruise ship and then walked around old San Juan and came across this museum by chance. Outside their are life sized statues of some of the past presidents of USA and the whole ...  more »
  • We impress us with the statues of the natives of different existing cultures of our America, which were made from molds of people. You can see a video with the elaboration of the statues, in the tribes themselves. We learned a lot from America in general, and of the history of Puerto Rico in particular. Definitely recommended
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  • On the second floor of the building of the cuartel de Ballaja, 1864 construction, is located the Museo de las Americas. The exhibitions are very good, dealt with color and sound very well selected. Both "conquest and colonization" as the other thematic exhibitions glad to see they are designed with introduction, themes and areas closures with texts that guide the visitor,
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  • Inside a quiet square (also containing a small cafe/coffee shop) and currently being renovated from storm damage, there is still an exhibit open called Catharsis. This exhibit was beautiful and full of pieces from local artists and students to express their feelings from the storm, aftermath, and recovery. Some were hopeful - others more critical of the storm recovery efforts - but overall helped us as tourists empathize with the local culture.
  • Museo de las Américas / Cuartel de Ballaja it's a landmark in Old San Juan. It's a historical building from late 19th century. At first it was a military headquarters for the Spanish army during the colonial era,then it was a military hospital for the American troops during WWII and the Korean War, and now is the home of the Museo de las Américas. It has many exhibition halls featuring art from all over the Americas and Africa. It has restaurants,souvenir shops and plenty of space to have a good time with friends or family. It also hosts cultural and musical activities. If you ever go to Old San Juan,Puerto Rico, don't miss the opportunity and pay a visit.
  • An exhibition blamed many of their problems on Trump and FEMA, how about some personal responsibility. Why wasn't some of the billions of dollars that were borrowed not used for infrastructure.
  • Great place for learning Puerto Rico & Américas History. Family place.
  • Wowzer, this place is gorgeous and informative and cool. They have so many artifacts from native tribes, folk arts and crafts, information about the abolitionist movement. It's mind-blowing. They have a couple of contemporary exhibits too, which is neat. Bargain at 6 bucks per person.

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