Museo de las Américas

This museum highlights the cultural and artistic achievements that the people of the Americas have made over the past several centuries. The museum includes the progress of the natives, settlers , and modern people from as far north as Alaska to the Southern tip of Argentina.

What to Expect

Guests will be able to explore numerous exhibits that showcase the great success of a variety of people. With often overlooked civilizations like Native Americans, Incans, and Mayas, the museum puts in perspective their achievements to those made by colonist and eventually citizens of the New World.

The museum is located inside the old Spanish Barracks, on the second floor, and has been remodeled to be use only green, clean energy.

Staying Close

Museo de las Américas is located in Old San Juan, so travelers to this part of Puerto Rico will be excited to have convenient access to the museum throughout their trip. Despite the fact that the area isn't packed wall-to-wall with tourists, you'll nevertheless find a reasonably good selection of accommodations to choose from.

Hotels near Museo de las Américas
Hotel Type Distance Direction
Hotel El Convento Hotel 0.2 mi. (0.2 km) SE
Villa Herencia B & B 0.2 mi. (0.2 km) SE
Tree House in San Juan Hostel 0.2 mi. (0.2 km) E
The Caleta Guesthouse Hotel 0.2 mi. (0.2 km) SSE
The Gallery Inn Hotel 0.2 mi. (0.3 km) E
Hotel Plaza de Armas Old San Juan Hotel 0.3 mi. (0.1 km) SE
CasaBlanca Hotel Hotel -- --

Location and What's Nearby

Opportunities for some fun in the sun like playing a few holes of golf and beach-going are also enjoyed by many in the region. Travelers who enjoy testing their skillfulness at the green, will be able to do so at the closest golfing option, which is Fort Buchanan Golf Club. If you don't take a whole lot of pride in your golf game, other outdoor options exist, including Escambrion Beach, which is the closest beach to Museo de las Américas. Still, multiple golf and beach options remain in the region. Museum visitors will also find a variety of indoor attractions within a reasonable distance. Without going too far, you can find another pair of interesting places nearby to visit--Ballaja Barracks and Ballaja Plaza.

Information

Operating Hours

The museum is only open Tuesday through Friday from 10:00am until 4:00pm.

Payment

Show up at Museo de las Américas prepared to pay for the price of admission, which your group can determine by phoning ahead of time.

Contact Information

Phone Number: (787) 724-5052

Location: Norzagaray Street, Old San Juan, Puerto Rico

Website: http://www.museolasamericas.org/

 

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