Museo De Las Américas


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Great stop as you tour Old San Juan, interesting exhibits and a nice break from the sun. Closed for lunch.

A must for your list of Things to Do in Old San Juan, Puerto Rico. The Museum of the Americas (Museo De Las Américas) located on the second floor of the Cuartel de Ballajá is a non-profit institution dedicated to promoting the history and culture of the Americas. Founded in 1992 by Ricardo E. Alegría, the museum houses several interesting permanent collections highlighting history and culture of Puerto Rico and the Americas.

Permanent Collections

* Traditional Art of the Americas

* The Indian in America; Surviving conquest and European Colonization

* African Heritage; Conquest and Colonization: The evolution of the Puerto Rican Nation

The permanent collections are augmented by several visiting collections from local and international artist as well as museums throughout the Americas,

Educational Programs

The museum offers workshops and educational activities based on the permanent and visiting collections. Children's Workshops are held every Saturday at 2:00pm with topics also based on the current and traveling collections. A $5.00 cost for the Children's Workshop includes materials and visit to the collections.

On the third Thursday of every month the Museo de Las Américas opens from 6:00pm to 9:00pm with no charge for admission, guides are available to answer questions. There are also a variety of activities offered including film screenings, recitals, book presentations etc.

The first Sunday of every month the museum presents local Artisans displaying their art available for sale. Hours are from 12:00pm to 5:00pm and available to all that purchase an admission to the museum.

Guided Tours are available with prior reservations please click here for information (Spanish).

Admission Fees: Adults $3.00; Children, Students and Seniors (with ID) $2.00


Cuartel de Ballajá , 2nd Floor, Old-San-Juan, 00901

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