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Museum of the Americas (Museo de las Américas) Tours

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Museum of the Americas (Museo de las Américas)
Learn about the historical and cultural development of Puerto Rico and the Americas at the Museum of the Americas (Museo de las Américas). Located on the second floor of the Cuartel de Ballajá, the museum features four permanent exhibits and a number of temporary exhibits that highlight the region’s history, sociology, anthropology, and art in a thoughtful way.
 
The Basics
The Museo de las Américas uses a combination of historical artifacts, artwork, stories, and audiovisual displays to tell the story of its exhibits, including Folk Arts, the Indian in America, African Heritage, and the Conquest and Colonization. Special exhibits are held from time to time and often highlight folk art from contemporary regional and international artists.
 
Visit the museum independently, or as part of a San Juan sightseeing tour, and see attractions such as the Catedral de San Juan Bautista, El Morro, La Fortaleza, or Castillo San Cristóbal. Popular add-ons include a boat cruise, snorkel trip, drum workshop, or visit to the Bacardi Factory.
 
Things to Know Before You Go
  • The Museo de las Américas is a must-visit for those with an interest in the history and culture of the Americas.
  • Purchase your entry ticket at the gift shop on the first floor.
  • Not all exhibits include an English translation.
  • There are several cafés and a restaurant on the first floor.
  • Some of the artwork on display is available for sale.
 
How to Get There
The Museo de las Américas is located in historic Old San Juan, across from El Morro. From within Old San Juan, it’s best to walk or take the free trolley. From elsewhere in San Juan, a taxi or the bus is recommended.

When to Get There
The Museo de las Américas is open daily, except for Mondays, with a break for lunch during the week and more limited hours on weekends. Workshops on various forms of folk art are held on certain Saturdays. On the first Sunday of each month, local artists showcase and sell their art at the museum.
 
Cuartel de Ballajá
Built in 1864, the Cuartel de Ballajá was initially used as barracks for members of the Spanish armed forces and their families. It was converted to a military hospital during World War II. Today, the building is home to a library, dance school, and music school, in addition to the Museo de las Américas.
Address: Calle Beneficencia, San Juan 00926, Puerto Rico
Admission: Varies
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Unique Walking Tour through Old San JuanHalf-day Tours

Unique Walking Tour through Old San Juan

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Discover the historic delights of Old San Juan as you pound its ancient cobblestones on a 5-hour walking tour. Take a comprehensive look at the wealth of colonial landmarks in this former Spanish colony, visiting ‘La Fortaleza’ (Governor’s House), the imposing San Felipe El Morro Fort, 16th-century San Jose Church, the Ballaja Barracks and much more. As you stroll, your expert guide provides additional insight into the design and famous personalities that once inhabited this charming area.
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Small Group Tour to Old San Juan and Bacardi FactoryDay Trips

Small Group Tour to Old San Juan and Bacardi Factory

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Tour the colorful streets and winding alleys of the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Old San Juan, the second-oldest city in America. This guided small-group tour, capped at 11 participants, ensures a comfortable and personalized introduction to the city's major attractions and historical areas. Continue your tour at the Bacardi Rum Factory, an integral San Juan icon, before concluding with hotel drop-off at your accommodation.
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Old San Juan Half-Day Sightseeing TourDay Trips

Old San Juan Half-Day Sightseeing Tour

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Discover the atmospheric streets, amazing architecture, and intriguing history of one of the best-preserved Spanish colonial cities in the world on this half-day Old San Juan tour. During your visit, see the amazing art and artifacts of the Museo de Las Américas, get a chance to explore the 500-year-old San Cristobal Fort, and experience the architectural landmarks that give this storied neighborhood its unique charm. Your sightseeing tour also includes all entrance fees, professional guide and round-trip transportation from select hotels in San Juan.
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Bacardi Rum Factory and Old San Juan Half Day TourDay Trips

Bacardi Rum Factory and Old San Juan Half Day Tour

Drive through Old San Juan and explore 400 years of Spanish rich legacy with our 5 hour small group tour. A comfortable combination of driving around, exploring by foot and visit the Bacardi Distillery! You will be picked up from your accommodation in our air-conditioned vehicle and transported to the historical town, Old San Juan. During the drive through Old San Juan, you will receive lots of information on historical landmarks that you see around you. You will have 2 stops to explore the sights, eat or shop. You might feel that you’ve been thrown back into the past with over 400 well-preserved buildings in the old city! We continue to the Bacardi Distillery. Here you will learn about the past, present, and future of the world’s most awarded rum and Spirit and relive the history and see how Bacardí evolved from being a small rum manufacturer to becoming the Untameable Spirit that it is today with their Historical Tour. You will receive a free alcoholic beverage and souvenir cup!
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