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Address: At Centre for Development and Labour, Jayuya, Puerto Rico
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It's approximately 1:30 min from the SJU Airport area and you can see it in 1 hr (park and small museum) plus 30 min video. It's definitely worth visiting, but I recommend you... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 15 November 2016
Ileana R
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Carolina, Puerto Rico
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Museo El Cemi is a great place to visit only if you are in the area and planning to visit other local attractions. The museum could be seen in 30-60 minutes. Please, take precaution with mosquitos, specially if you are sensitive to mosquitos or insect bites. The cost is minimal and there are several good places for lunch close by.

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Carolina, Puerto Rico
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

It's approximately 1:30 min from the SJU Airport area and you can see it in 1 hr (park and small museum) plus 30 min video. It's definitely worth visiting, but I recommend you also visit another attraction like Cueva Ventana, eat late lunch in Lago Dos Bocas o an Adventure in Rio Tanama so you can maximize the travel time.

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Thank Ileana R
Caguas, Puerto Rico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2016 via mobile

Beautiful place with indian historical materials. It's a very instructive site to go with all members of the family. And you can take pictures too

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Spring, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2016

For a small entrance fee, you get to see artifacts from the Taino Indians from the area. This quirky building only takes about 30 minutes to go through.

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Louisville, Kentucky
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2016

We had to stop at the museum because when I was looking at things to do in Jayuya this picture was everywhere. The outside is cool. The museum was closed but we knew someone who worked there and they came and opened it up. It is small inside, not much to it. But there are some neat pieces of history... More 

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Morovis, Puerto Rico
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 June 2016

Had the pleasure of going this past weekend as a camping trip for the boy scouts and It was closed during the time I was there. It has visit hours and cost $0.50 the entrance. Good to take pictures outside, the Cemi is enormous. It has Casa Canales museum among side and a restaurant in front of them. The staff... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 June 2016 via mobile

It was closed this time, I have been here several times, the museum inside is very little, it's like a large living room. Now has visit hours and cost $0.50 the entrance. Good to take pictures outside, the Cemi is enormous. It has another memorable museum among side and a restaurant in front of them. Safe, a police station is... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 April 2016 via mobile

This incredible architecture could only describe the juxtaposition of the Cemi shape building in the serene pastoral valley floor up river from Jayuya.

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Rio Grande, Puerto Rico
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 April 2015 via mobile

The museum, although small, is interesting! Shaped in the form of a "Cemí" (a taíno representation of their gods), it encloses a few artifacts plus pictures of the most important, and renowned petroglyphs found across the island. Don't overlook the burial tomb of an ancestral "Taíno" woman to the left of the entrance plus the three "bateyes" that surround the... More 

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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2015

Nice but needs maintenance of the facilities both outside and inside. Could be improved by showing some kind of simple movie or provide other amenities.

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