Museo de las Américas (The Museum of the Americas)
In order to get the most out of this museum you'll need plenty of time to explore it. You mustn't miss it.
Valuable evidence of the American continent.
Without anything of an ethnocentric vision, the 'Museo de las Américas' has been dedicated to documenting the culture and history of the American continent from Patagonia to Alaska, since 1992. Located in the area of Old San Juan, in the building known as 'Cuartel de Ballaja', this museum has several permanent exhibitions such as the 'Artes populares' (folk) room, that collects American Indian traditional arts from furniture to ceramics and religious rituals; the 'Herencia Africana' (African heritage) room, which compares African crafts with their heirs in the American continent; 'El indio en América' (The Indian in America), which pays tribute to the 22 surviving ethnic groups of the colonization, and a separate section on life, culture and post-invasion Spanish art. In addition, the museum also organizes temporary thematic exhibitions that complete the collection, so it's best to visit this museum with plenty of time to explore it.
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