The Butterfly People

Established in 1970, the Butterfly People is one of the more unique art concepts in Puerto Rico. Located in Old San Juan, the Butterfly People invites guests in to view a collection of artwork prepared using the remains of butterflies. In fact, this gallery houses the largest butterfly collection in the world.

In full accordance with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the Butterfly People creates boxed artwork from the preserved remains of butterflies from around the world who have lived a full life cycle and died naturally. The butterflies are then shipped to the Butterfly People and encased in an acrylic/lcite solution that preserves their natural beauty and allows them to "live" on. Butterfly art is a popular choice for gifts.

Getting There

Located near the center of Old San Juan, The Butterfly People invites local customers and travelers browsing the shopping available in this neighborhood. Whether or not you are staying in this location, you should think about stopping by.

What's Nearby

In case you do not find the product you are searching for at Butterfly People, you can check out some other specialty shops in the vicinity, like Scuba Dogs San Juan, and Exodo Art Gallery. Read through the table below to get some insight into a broader range of stores that are reasonably close to this one.

Other Shopping Nearby
Name Type Distance Direction
Scuba Dogs San Juan Dive Shop 1.6 mi. East
El Galpon Gift and Souvenir Shops 0.2 mi. West-Northwest
Exodo Art Gallery Art Gallery 0.2 mi. West
Spicy Caribbee Gift and Souvenir Shops 0.2 mi. West-Northwest
Mi Pequeno San Juan Gift and Souvenir Shops 0.2 mi. Northwest

Once you're finished shopping, you'll discover a good number of interesting attractions that you could visit while you are in Old San Juan. If checking out a historical site interests you, spend some time at Casa Ramon Power y Giralt. However, if you'd rather visit a art museum, then you may want to try El Arsenal De La Marina: Gallery. You can also expect to find some other interesting activities and restaurants nearby.


The gallery is open everyday from 10:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m.

Contact Information

Location: 152 Fortaleza, Old San Juan, Puerto Rico

Phone: (787) 723-2432

Secondary Phone: (787) 723-2201




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