San Juan Art Museums And Galleries Walking Tour (Self Guided), San Juan

San Juan is a great place to learn more about American, Caribbean, Latin American and Puerto Rican art. It has a vast range of interesting museums and excellent galleries, featuring fine works by talented international and local artists. Check out San Juan’s most popular and outstanding art museums and galleries in this walking tour!
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San Juan Art Museums And Galleries Walking Tour Map

Guide Name: San Juan Art Museums And Galleries Walking Tour
Guide Location: Puerto Rico » San Juan (See other walking tours in San Juan)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 7
Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.1 Km or 1.3 Miles
Author: leticia
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Museum of the Sea

1) Museum of the Sea

Museum of the Sea, dedicated to Puerto Rico’s maritime history, contains various interesting exhibits, including maps, a wide collection of maritime tools and other naval items. The museum informs visitors about the island’s history since the Age of Sail.
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Pablo Casals Museum

2) Pablo Casals Museum (must see)

Pablo Casals Museum is dedicated to the celebrated cellist and humanist, Pablo Casals. It is located in an historical 18th century building in Old San Juan, which features original manuscripts of his music, memorabilia, photos, his prominent cello and his piano.
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San Juan Art and History Museum

3) San Juan Art and History Museum

Built in 1855 as a major city market, this museum now features various interesting exhibits related to San Juan’s art and history, including fine sculptures, beautiful paintings, an impressive collection of figurines and other fascinating artifacts.
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Museo de las Américas (Cuartel de Ballajá)

4) Museo de las Américas (Cuartel de Ballajá) (must see)

Museo de las Américas is located in the old Cuartel de Ballajá (Spanish military barracks). Dedicated to American culture, the museum displays changing exhibitions of paintings, carved figures, beautiful sculptures and other works by artisans from North, South and Central America.

Operation hours: Tuesday -Friday: 9 am-12 pm/1 pm- 4 pm; Saturday: 12 pm-5 pm; closed on Mondays.
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El Museo Puertorriqueño

5) El Museo Puertorriqueño

El Museo Puertorriqueño is located in the Institute of Puerto Rican Culture, formerly Asilo de Beneficencia (Home for the Poor). The museum offers interesting exhibits, where you will find an exciting collection of artifacts, including fine pottery, stone tools and historical relics.

Operation hours: Monday - Friday: 8 am - 4:30 pm
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Museo de Doña Fela (Felisa Rincón de Gautier Museum)

6) Museo de Doña Fela (Felisa Rincón de Gautier Museum)

Felisa Rincón de Gautier Museum is in a colonial building that is the former residence of Felisa Rincón de Gautier, the active mayor of San Juan. The museum contains exhibits about the mayor's life, including documents, furniture, plaques and other memorabilia.

Operation hours: Monday - Friday: 9 am - 4 pm; Wednesday: 9 am - 12 pm; 1 pm - 4 pm; Saturday: 10 am- 3 pm.
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Galería Botello

7) Galería Botello (must see)

Galería Botello is a contemporary art gallery that displays modern Latin American works by local artists. Named after Angel Botello, one of the most revered of Spanish artists, the gallery also offers antique Puerto Rican santos, which are hand-carved figures of saints made of wood.

Operation hours: Monday - Saturday: 10 am - 5 pm

Walking Tours in San Juan, Puerto Rico

Create Your Own Walk in San Juan

Create Your Own Walk in San Juan

Creating your own self-guided walk in San Juan is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
East San Juan Walking Tour

East San Juan Walking Tour

East San Juan contains many great attractions, including San Gerónimo Fort, Parque Luis Muñoz Rivera, beautiful statues and the best art galleries and museums. Take the following tour to discover the most interesting places in San Juan's east end!

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.8 Km or 3 Miles
Souvenir Shopping

Souvenir Shopping

It would be a pity to leave San Juan without having explored its specialty shops and bringing home something truly original. We've compiled a list of gifts and souvenirs, which are unique to San Juan, that a visitor might like to purchase to reflect their visit.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.4 Km or 0.9 Miles
Old San Juan Squares Self-Guided Tour

Old San Juan Squares Self-Guided Tour

Old San Juan is packed with historical places, among which are the city’s old squares. Many of them house beautiful fountains, prominent monuments and wonderful sculptures which depict the rich history of this amazing city. Check out San Juan’s most popular historical squares in the next self-guided tour!

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.1 Km or 1.3 Miles
Old San Juan Orientation Walk

Old San Juan Orientation Walk

San Juan, the capital of Puerto Rico, is a lovely historic city with a wealth of colorful Spanish colonial architecture. The most notable landmarks include 16th-century El Morro and La Fortaleza fortresses, rising above the ocean, and the Paseo de la Princesa bayside promenade. To explore San Juan's most prominent sights, follow this orientation walk.

Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.7 Km or 2.9 Miles
East Old San Juan Walking Tour

East Old San Juan Walking Tour

East Old San Juan is a popular tourist area that is home to several interesting historical sites, including Castillo de San Cristóbal, El Capitolio, Casa De España and Monumento de la Recordación Take the following tour to discover the fascinating attractions located in Old San Juan’s east end!

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.3 Km or 0.8 Miles
San Juan Historic Buildings Self-Guided Tour

San Juan Historic Buildings Self-Guided Tour

San Juan proudly features the country’s oldest quarters and historic buildings. In addition to containing the oldest occupied residence in the Western Hemisphere, visitors can also admire the old City Hall, the Cristo Chapel, Convento de los Dominicos, historic El Arsenal and many other fascinating attractions. Take the following tour to see the most popular and famous historic buildings in San...  view more

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.3 Km or 1.4 Miles

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