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Museo de Arte Contemporaneo de Puerto Rico

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Address: Av. Ponce de Leon | corner of Av. R. H. Todd, San Juan, Puerto Rico
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Small but interesting

Adults will like this infinitely more than kids or teens. The collection here is small but interesting. Remember that it's contemporary and keep your mind open. Building was clean... read more

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Adults will like this infinitely more than kids or teens. The collection here is small but interesting. Remember that it's contemporary and keep your mind open. Building was clean and affordable. Perfect too for a rainy-day adventure if you can't hit the beach.

Thank michigantraveler05
New York City, New York
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72 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 February 2017

Visiting this museum was magical. It is housed in an old school in the hip, scruffy Santurce neighborhood. Friendly, elderly Puerto Ricans guard the galleries, which are installed in the old classrooms. You open the door to the classrooms and enter a world of wonders. The museum has lovely views of the surrounding neighborhood. I loved the peaceful cool vibe... More 

Thank Susan M
Brooklyn, New York
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72 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

PR isn't exactly a hotbed of contemporary art, and the permanent collection is definitely a mixed bag. However, at $5 admission why not give it a go; there's certainly enough to entertain you for an hour or so. Looks like they have some decent special exhibitions just not one on when I visited. The lower level has work on display... More 

Thank thornsolo
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49 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 June 2016

This Art Museum is one of my favorites! The Building itself is beautiful. It used to be a school and was converted into the museum (the school is now next door). The architecture is honestly really beautiful. It has a nice collection of modern art. The exhibits are changed frequently and it has some working studios where you can actually... More 

Thank Gina M
Boston, MA
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56 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 January 2016

We explored this museum after walking here from the Puerto Rico Museum of Art, about a mile away in the same Santurce neighborhood. The Contemporaneo has several rotating exhibitions at any one time, and a number of the ones we caught this time were terrific. The standout was a terrific mini-retrospective of the work of Carlos Betancourt, a rich discovery... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 January 2016 via mobile

This is a small art museum, well worth a visit. We came by on a Saturday when there was a wedding being held in the courtyard. This added to the experience, as we could view the wedding from the surrounding hallways which opened to the courtyard. Parking was easy even with the wedding. Staff were friendly and welcoming. We don't... More 

Thank EFC356
Yabucoa, Puerto Rico
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124 reviews
48 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 August 2015

A nice collection of artists especially Spanish and Latin American. Fine location and parking garage. Walk around the area to see impressive sculptures.

Thank Robert L
Orlando, Florida
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53 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 June 2015

The museum represents a breath of fresh air in an otherwise tainted community, where cultural and social differences clash constantly; these clashes make the museum necessary, however. The building has been beautifully refurbished and the personnel in the galleries are all attentive, yet unobtrusive. I truly enjoyed the work of students from different nearby schools stressing the museum's community outreach... More 

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Puerto Rico
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9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2015

An excelent evening. Easy to find if you are not familiar with the area, parking on site and very helpful employees. This was a school turned into a Museum...beautiful construction. I did not see handicapped access, but I did see elevators!

Thank AngiePuertoRico
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155 reviews
41 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2015 via mobile

Great building. Eclectic collection: new art, political art, historical art, questionable art. Most translated into English, but not all. Very friendly & helpful guides. Small gift shop. No cafe. We spent 2 hours there including a picnic lunch. Tip: you can park on the grounds if not crowded.

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