Museo de Nuestra Raiz Africana

Located in Casa del Contrefueras, Museo de Nustra Raiz Afrcana is a sociological look at how slavery played a role in the history of Puerto Rico. Visitors often comment on the pit they feel in their stomach as they tour the museum and learn of the horrendous time in history, but would recommend it as an honest and enlightening look at the subject of slavery.


The exhibits at Museo de Nuestro Raiz Africana bring guests through the history of slavery in Puerto Rico, beginning with the capture of Africans and their journey to Puerto Rico. Artifacts such as neck chains and hand cuffs are on display, along with beautiful art work from African tribes, and art, literature, and pictures about the topic.

Staying Close

Old San Juan is a good option for those wishing to visit Museo de Nuestra Raiz Africana, because those staying in this region of Puerto Rico will have the benefit of easy access to this museum for the duration of their trip. There are a suitable quantity of lodgings in the area surrounding Museo de Nuestra Raiz Africana.

Hotels near Museo de Nuestra Raiz Africana
Hotel Type Distance Direction
Hotel El Convento Hotel 0.1 mi. (0.2 km) S
Villa Herencia B & B 0.1 mi. (0.2 km) S
The Gallery Inn Hotel 0.1 mi. (0.3 km) E
The Caleta Guesthouse Hotel 0.2 mi. (0.2 km) S
Hotel Plaza de Armas Old San Juan Hotel 0.2 mi. (0.1 km) SSE
CasaBlanca Hotel Hotel -- --
Sj Suites Hotel Hotel 0.3 mi. (0.2 km) SE

Location and What's Nearby

And, one of the most enjoyable options while spending a few hours exploring the area could be sharing a dish at a restaurant within traveling distance of Museo de Nuestra Raiz Africana. The most convenient restaurant is Nono's Bar And Restaurant, which is an easy to reach sports bar. Nono's Bar And Restaurant is maybe about less than a hundred yards away from this landmark, so check it out and eat up! Also within a short distance, you and your group will find restaurants such as Aureola Cafe Restaurant and La Tortuga where you and your party might try a bit of Italian meals and experience the culture of Puerto Rico.


Operating Hours

The museum is open Tuesday through Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:20 p.m.


It costs $2(USD) for adults to tour the museum, while seniors, students, and children between the ages of 13 and 17 pay $1(USD). Children 12 and under are free, though some might say the subject matter is a bit mature for children of this age.

Contact Information

Phone Number: (787) 724-4294

Location: Calle San Sebastián, San Juan, Puerto Rico


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