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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. Take a look at our San Juan travel itinerary planner to schedule your visit to Museo de Las Americas and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • we only looked for museums because it was a rainy day... and we are glad we did! there is a bit of history, anthropology, and art. we spent about 2 hours and closed the place down - could have used a ...  more »
  • The Museum hosts 22 unique full-bodied statues of ethnic groups that have survived the conquest and colonization of the Americas by a Peruvian-Swedish sculptor. You'll be awe struck by their hyper-rea...  more »
  • First the location of the museum is really interesting, in the Palacio de Ballajas. On the 2nd floor you'll find the museum, with two really good exhibits, one on the various ethnic groups to be found...  more »
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  • The museum has 8 exhibits in total to visit (2 static & 6 rotating) however a recent fire has removed one of the rotating exhibits, and there is always the chance that a rotating exhibit will be in transition. Nevertheless expect to find at least 6 exhibits on any visit to the museum. The building itself is quite historic and had been used as hospital during past wars. The lower Plaza remains open to the public all day and is lined with restaurants, you will often find people gathering here for art or music lessons, the second floor contains the museum, though be sure to pay for your tickets in the gift shop or you will be making an extra trip up the stairs. The third floor is used for government offices. Plan for a 1-3 hours here depending on how much time you like to spend on each place. This is a good midday activity as it will keep you in AC and out of the sun.
  • Wonderful, historic building that hosts 6-8 different exhibitions. Entry fee is quite reasonable. Don't expect huge, detailed shows. Material is fairly limited, well organized, informative. Our guide couldn't offer much more extra. Allow cca. 1-2 hours. If you happen to be there it's worth the time. Can't say "not to be missed".
  • Beautiful building with different exhibitions. Usually on Saturday at 2:00 PM they teach a class for kids, to create hand made toys using recycled materials. Highly recommended
  • 8 different rooms that each have their own focus. I believe that the focus of each room change from time to time, although I'm not sure. The entrance is $6 for adults, $4 for students, kids and +60 which is acceptable.
  • This place is simply beautiful... It's a must see if you are ever in San Juan....

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