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Cuartel de Ballajá in Old San Juan

The Cuartel de Ballajá was formerly a military barracks and military hospital for Spanish soldiers, and now houses the Museum of the Americas, as well as a music school and a number of eating establishments. The barracks was also used by American soldiers from the end of Spanish rule until about 1939. One of San Juan’s key architectural landmarks, it boasts a large courtyard and three floors among its important features. Here you can also find the Sate Historic Preservation Office, who acts as the owner of the landmark.

Visit Cuartel de Ballajá to experience history

Experience the artistic roots of Puerto Rico

The Museum of the Americas has three permanent collections: African Heritage, the Indian in America, and Popular Arts in America. The museum boasts a collection of history from the American continent, emphasizing its roots and connections to Puerto Rico’s history, through expositions and cultural activities.

Things to Do & See

  • Dining
  • Music & Dance
  • Library
  • Art Museum

The Museum of the Americas invites you to explore the arts from Puerto Rico’s heritage.

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