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Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico

299 Ave de Diego | Santurce, San Juan 00909-1799, Puerto Rico
+1 787-977-6277
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Art in Paradise

Truly a delight and surprise to find a world class art museum in San Juan. If museum in historical... read more

Reviewed 20 February 2017
Cathedral City, California
Great art collection housed in a historic building

The MAPR (Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico) is housed in what used to be a hospital. The architects who... read more

Reviewed 13 February 2017
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More than just an art museum, Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico hosts concerts and festivals as well. The Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico (MAPR), a non-for-profit organization, was inaugurated on July 1, 2000, as a legacy for the Puerto Rican people. The mission of the Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico is to enrich the lives of its diverse audiences by making accessible and promoting the knowledge, appreciation, and enjoyment of visual arts from Puerto Rico and the world. The MAPR engages diverse communities to facilitate learning experiences about the visual arts through: the growth of a well-researched permanent collection exemplifying significant and representative examples of Puerto Rican art from the sixteenth century to the present; a dynamic program of exhibitions supported by engaging and exciting educational and cultural programs that collectively deepen the understanding of the role of the visual arts in the human experience and contribute to the creation of a curatorial legacy; documentation, research, interpretation, preservation, and conservation of the collection and the visual arts patrimony of Puerto Rico; and alliances with local, regional, and international museums and institutions to advance the knowledge of, access to, and understanding of the visual arts of the world.
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  • Average6%
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
299 Ave de Diego | Santurce, San Juan 00909-1799, Puerto Rico
+1 787-977-6277

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Reviewed 20 February 2017

Truly a delight and surprise to find a world class art museum in San Juan. If museum in historical hospital restored magically is any indication of a San Juan and turning the tide of urban decay to culture and beauty this is it.

Thank prairiegarden
Reviewed 13 February 2017

The MAPR (Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico) is housed in what used to be a hospital. The architects who "converted" it into a museum and designed the additional structure did a great job. The building itself and the gardens are worth the visit but...More

Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

A great museum in a beautiful remodeled building. Everybody is well informed and very helpful. Across the street there are several restaurants. It was our last day so we took a taxi to a restaurant across the street ,walked to the museum, checked our 2...More

Thank Graziella5b
Reviewed 4 February 2017

The Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico is a beautiful museum in the art-filled Santurce neighborhood. It was practically empty when I visited, except for a tour group from a cruise ship. I wish more people visited. There is a very nice collection of Puerto...More

1  Thank Susan M
Reviewed 1 February 2017 via mobile

All I can say is that I live art in general but this museum is particularly astonishing.....a must see!

Thank jenniferlynn60171
Reviewed 25 January 2017

I walked over from the friendly Hotel Iberia for a visit to an art museum. What I got was much more. It is an exploration of the the land, history, culture, music, and people of Puerto Rico through art. Very well presented and explained. I...More

1  Thank Timothy5
Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

Very disappointed that the children's metal play area was removed from Activarte area. Also had to abandon the sculpture park because of unpleasant loud music. The price of the museum is very reasonable and the permanent adult areas were good for me. Sadly, my children...More

Thank Lourdes S
Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

The museum of art of Puerto Rico is a beautiful building with several floors of local art - paintings, mixed media, a few sculptures and videos. Not everything "spoke" to me; but there were a lot that did! Admission was free. They had a special...More

Thank C S
Reviewed 29 December 2016

lots of old, dark Spanish religious paintings and one incredible room of large PreRaphaelite works. It's a quick visit but interesting.

Thank AWSinNH
Reviewed 17 December 2016

The name of the museum is litteral. All works displayed are by Puerto Ricans. While generally eclectic the majority of the works are modern. I tend to like classical arts, so my score is lower. The building and grounds are very nice, the outside having...More

Thank RecentlyRetired08
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How to get there from old town.How much is a taxi? Dies the tourist trolley takes you there?
15 January 2017|
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Response from booobetsy | Reviewed this property |
you can go by bus T-5 only $.75 they open Wednesday to sunday but bus only working Monday to saturday
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Hi, Is it possible to leave bags at desk during visit?
21 October 2016|
Response from Samuel D | Reviewed this property |
I'm not sure but i think you can do it. They receive a lot of tourists during the year so they may be able
How easy will it be to get a taxi back to the cruise ships, downtown piers?
16 August 2016|
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