This museum celebrates art from Puerto Rico and throughout the Caribbean and Latin America. That encompasses everything from the carved figureheads of New England whaling ships to dugout canoes created by Carib Indians in Dominica to Puerto Rican “santos”, hand-carved wooden statues of the saints. This regional, Pan Caribbean approach is much too rare in Puerto Rico, which makes this museum all the more refreshing to visit. The Museo also hosts exhibits previously on display at the former Museo de Nuestras Raices Africanas (Museum of Our African Roots). These focus on conquest and colonization and the African heritage running throughout Puerto Rico culture and the cultures of the Caribbean and Latin America. The museum wraps around a lovely Spanish colonial courtyard, which often is home to artisan fairs and weekend music performances.
San Juan› Attraction
Museo de las Américas
Sala Cuartel de Ballajá, at Calle Norzagaray and Calle del Morro
Our Rating Hours Tues–Sat 9am–noon and 1–4pm, Sun noon–5pm Transportation Bus: Old City Trolley Phone 787/724-5052 Prices Admission $3 students with ID; $2 children 12 and under, students, and seniors 65 and older Web site Museo de las Américas
MapSala Cuartel de Ballajá, at Calle Norzagaray and Calle del Morro San Juan
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