Museums in Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico has scores of museums exhibiting everything from millennia-old Indian artifacts to 20th century modern art. The most prestigious collection of fine art in the Caribbean is yours to visit at the Ponce Museum of Art, where you can see the famous “Flaming June”, in addition to a large collection of Colonial period religious art.

To get an idea of the museums you can visit in the San Juan Area, the Eastern Region, the Southern Region, or the Western Region, see the list below. More information about many of these exhibits is listed in the Travel Planner.

San Juan Area

African Heritage Museum
Museo Nuestra Raíz Africana

Tel. (787) 724-4294 / 724-4184
San José Plaza, San Sebastián St.
San Juan, PR 0090
Caparra Ruins Historical Museum & Park
Museo y Parque Histórico Ruinas de Caparra
Tel. (787) 781-4795
Road 2, Km. 6.4
Guaynabo, PR 00968Ruins of one of the oldest Puerto Rican cities capitalized during Spanish rule. A museum located near the ruins exhibits objects related to the history and colonization of Puerto Rico.
Casa Alonso Museum of Art, History & Culture
Museo de Arte, Historia y Cultura Casa Alonso

Tel. (787) 855-1364
34 Betances St.
Vega Baja, PR 00693Located in a beautiful, spacious house constructed in the neoclassic-criollo style of Spanish masonry, pebbles, bricks and wood. The museum opened its doors to the public in September of 1992.
Casa Blanca Museum
Museo Casa Blanca

Tel. (787) 725-1454
1 San Sebastián St.
San Juan, PR 00901Ponce de León built the original structure in 1521, but died before living there. It was destroyed by a hurricane two years later. The current building was constructed by Ponce de León’s son in-law. Now a museum of 16th and 17th century Puerto Rican life, the second floor also houses a Taíno Indian exhibit. Lush gardens cover the grounds.
Children’s Museum
Museo del Niño

Tel. (787) 722-3791
150 Cristo St.
San Juan, PR 00901
Felisa Rincón de Gautier Museum
Museo Felisa Rincón de Gautier

Tel. (787) 723-1897
51 Caleta de San Juan St.
San Juan, PR 00901
Francisco Oller Art Museum
Museo de Arte Francisco Oller
Tel. (787) 787-8620
Maceo and Degetau Sts.
Bayamón, PR 00960The Francisco Oller Museum, located in Bayamon’s former City Hall, features memorabilia of the city’s history.
La Casa del Libro Museum
Museo La Casa del Libro

Tel. (787) 723-0354
255 Cristo St.
San Juan, PR 00901
Las Américas Museum
Museo Las Américas

Tel. (787) 724-5052
End of Norzagaray St.
(Former Cuartel de Ballajá), 2nd floor
San Juan, PR 00901The Las Americas Museum features a number of exhibits related to the history and culture of the Americas, from the pre-Colombian era to the present. Artists from Latin America, the United States, and Puerto Rico also exhibit their work in our galleries.
Luis Muñoz Marín Foundation
Fundación Luis Muñoz Marín

Tel. (787) 755-7979
Road 877, Km. 0.4
Río Piedras, PR 00926The residence of Luis Muñoz Marín, this museum features the work of famous Puerto Rican artists. Seminars related to Puerto Rican history and culture are also held here.
Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico
Tel. (787) 977-6277
300 De Diego Ave.
San Juan, PR 00911
www.mapr.org
Museum of Contemporary Art
Museo de Arte Contemporáneo

Tels. 787-977-4030, 787-977-4031, 787-977-4032
Rafael M. De Labra Historic Building
Ponce de León Ave,  Corner, Roberto H. Todd
Santurce, Puerto Rico
www.museocontemporaneopr.org
Devoted to collect, preserve and exhibit works by vanguard artists from Puerto Rico, the Caribbean an Latin America.  The museum presents an atractive program of cultural activities.  Besides art galleries and workshops the stately red-brick also houses a professional conservation and restoration laboratory, a documentation center with specialized information on contemporary art, and comfortable spaces for leasing, where diverse activities are celebrated.The museum store as well as the spacious inner courtyard makes more pleasant the visits to the museum.  Welcome to the MAC!
Pablo Casals Museum
Museo Pablo Casals

Tel. (787) 723-9185
101 San Sebastián St.
Corner, Cristo St., San José Plaza
San Juan, PR 00901This museum, in an 18th century building in Old San Juan, covers the life and works of the world famous cellist and humanist, Pablo Casals, who passed away in 1973. On exhibit are original manuscripts of Casals’ music, along with his cello and piano, on display in the main hall.
Parks and Museums Bureau
Programa de Museos y Parques

Tel. (787) 977-2700 / 977-2701
199 Callejón de la Capilla St.
San Juan, PR 00901We offer general information about museums, parks, and other cultural places on the island.
Puerto Rico Indian Museum
Museo del Indio de Puerto Rico

Tel. (787) 724-0700, ext. 4223
End of Norzagary St.
(Former Beneficiencia Bldg.)
San Juan, PR 00901Created by the Puerto Rico Institute of Culture, the Puerto Rico Indian Museum was developed to help visitors better understand Puerto Rican origins and culture. The collection features objects made by the Taino Indians, including various kinds of vessels, stone and wooden ornaments, canoes, and arrows.
Ramón Power & Giralt House
Casa Ramón Power y Giralt

Tel. (787) 722-5834
155 Tetuán St.
San Juan, PR 00901
San Juan Museum
Museo de San Juan

Tel. (787) 724-1875 / 723-4317
150 Norzagaray St.
San Juan, PR 00901
UPR Museum of History, Anthropology & Art
UPR Museo de Historia, Antropología y Arte

Universidad de Puerto Rico
Tel. (787) 764-0000, ext. 2452
Ponce de León Ave.
Río Piedras, PR 00918

Eastern Region

Abelardo Díaz Alfaro Pink House
Casa Rosada Abelardo Díaz Alfaro

Tel. (787) 286-7640
Calle Intendente Ramírez #12
Caguas, PR 00726
Caguas Art Museum
Museo de Arte de Caguas

Tel. (787) 744-8833, ext. 1802/1803
Ruiz Belvis St. Corner of Padial
Caguas, PR 00726
Casa Roig Museum
Museo Casa Roig
Tel. (787) 852-8380
66 Antonio López St.
Humacao, PR 00791The Roig house (La Casa Roig), built in 1919, is one of the most beautiful structures in Puerto Rico. Dedicated to its builder, architect Antonin Nechodoma, the house is now a museum.
Creole Musical Center José Ignacio Quintón
Centro Musical Criollo José Ignacio Quintón

Tel. (787) 744-4110
Ruiz Belvis St. Corner, Intendente Ramírez
Caguas, PR 00726
José PH. Hernández Poster Museum
Museo del Cartel José PH. Hernández

Tel. (787) 887-2370
37 Pimentel St.
Río Grande, PR 00745
Tobacco Museum Herminio Torres Grillo
Museo del Tabaco Herminio Grillo

Tel. (787) 744-2960
Calle Betances #87, esq. Padial
Caguas, PR 00726
Vieques Conservation & Historial Trust
Fideicomiso de Conservación e Historia de Vieques

Tel. (787) 741-8850
138 Flamboyán St.
Esperanza Sector
Vieques, PR 00765

Southern Region

Casa Cautiño Museum
Museo Casa Cautiño

Tel. (787) 864-9083
1 Palmer St.
Corner of Vicente Palés St.
Guayama, PR 00784The Cautiño family’s collection of Latin, Caribbean, and Puerto Rican art is on display in their house, by architect Manuel Texidor. There are also educational activities and a center for art documentation and investigation. Open Tuesday thru Saturday from 9:00a.m to 4:30p.m., and Sundays from 10:00a.m. to 4:30p.m. Admission is $1.00 for adults, and $0.50 for children and seniors.
Casa Paoli Museum
Museo Casa Paoli

Tel. (787) 840-4115
15 Mayor St.
Ponce, PR 00731Birthplace of Antonio Paoli, now a museum of cultural and art objects. We also offer conferences, seminars, and visits to other cultural sites.
Coamo Museum
Museo de Coamo

Tel. (787) 825-1150, ext. 206
29 José I. Quintón St.
Coamo, PR 0079
Pío López Martínez Museum
Museo Universitario Pio López Martínez

University of Puerto Rico
Cayey Campus
Tel. (787) 738-2161
14 Antonio R. Barceló Ave.
Cayey, PR 00736
Ponce History Museum
Museo de la Historia de Ponce

Tel. (787) 844-7071 / 844-7042
51-53 Isabel St.
Ponce, PR 00731Covering 300 years of Ponce’s history, this museum contains photos and a number of important historical documents and objects. Tours are available in English and Spanish. Open Monday thru Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Saturdays and Sundays from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. (Closed on Tuesdays).
Ponce Museum of Art
Museo de Arte de Ponce

Tel. (787) 848-0505 /840-1510
2325 Las Américas Ave.
Ponce, PR 00731Art lovers should not miss the fine collection of more than 850 paintings, 800 sculptures, and 500 prints culled from five centuries of Western art that is featured here. The building alone, which was designed by famed architect Edward Durrel Stone, is worth the one hour-plus trip from San Juan. The Ponce Museum of Art is open to the public daily from 10:00am to 5:00pm.
Puerto Rico Museum of Sports
Museo Puertorriqueño del Deportes

Tel. (787) 824-2200
Rd. 712, Km. 3.4
Salinas, PR 00751
Serrallés Castle Museum
Museo Castillo Serrallés

Tel. (787) 259-1774
17 El Vigía Sector
Ponce, PR 00731The Serrallés Castle is a magnificent Spanish Revival mansion, built in 1930 for the Serrallés family, owners of the Don Q rum distillery. The antique furnishings recall the era of the sugar barons. A short film tracing the history of the rum and sugar industries enhances your visit. Open Tuesday through Sunday from 9:30a.m. to 5:30p.m.

Western Region

Alfredo Ramírez de Arellano & Rosello Museum
Museo Alfredo Ramírez de Arellano & Rosello

Tel. (787) 892-8870
7 Esperanza St.
San Germán, PR 00683
Porta Coeli Religious Art Museum
Museo de Arte Religioso Porta Coeli

Tel. (787) 892-5845
2 Rama St., Corner, Dr. Veve St.
San Germán, PR 00683Located in the town of San German, Porta Coeli Chapel (La Capilla Porta Coeli) is now a museum featuring Puerto Rican religious works including exhibits of wooden saints, ceramics, and crystal objects.