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

Museo de Nuestra Raiz Africana is located in Old San Juan, so visitors to this part of Puerto Rico will be pleased to have convenient access to the museum for the duration of their trip. Despite the fact that the area isn't a major hub for tourism, you will still find a sizable number of accommodations to pick from.

Hotels near Museo de Nuestra Raiz Africana
Hotel Type Distance Direction
Tree House in San Juan Hostel 0.1 mi. (0.2 km) E
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 -- --

Location and What's Nearby

Of course, one of the most enjoyable options while spending a few hours exploring the area could be chowing down on fare at a restaurant within traveling distance of Museo de Nuestra Raiz Africana. The closest eatery is Nono's Bar And Restaurant, which is a convenient sports bar. The dining establishment is a brief ways off, but distant enough that you will want to plan on using some method of transport to transport your party. Aureola Cafe Restaurant and La Tortuga are additional restaurant options close to Museo de Nuestra Raiz Africana. At La Tortuga you and your companions should test out Italian fare and enjoy 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, Old San Juan, Puerto Rico


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