San Juan is a city of many attractions, with something for everyone. If you add the Puerto Rican capital’s many interesting locations into the mix, then the options are even greater. When it comes to museums, whether about history, art, or sports, enthusiasts should have no problem finding a spot to visit and explore. Take a look at our list of the top 10 institutions that simply can’t be missed when in, or around, San Juan.
This museum is located within the University of Puerto Rico’s Río Piedras campus, in the municipality of Río Piedras, San Juan. Visitors can take a look at Puerto Rican history, anthropology and art, while guided tours and conferences are among the activities available at the museum.
University Ave., San Juan, Puerto Rico, +1 787 763 3939
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Visiting Casa Blanca is like taking a peek at the past at this museum-home which was built to house Juan Ponce de León – the first Governor by appointment of the Spanish crown – and his family. It’s located in Old San Juan and some of Ponce de León’s descendants lived there until the mid-18th century. Now considered a historical building with a small garden, it makes for a quick visit in the historic district.
1 San Sebastian Street, San Juan, Puerto Rico, +1 787 725 1454
The two-floor Puerto Rico Museum of Contemporary Art is located in Santurce, and is home to artwork created with different materials. Go to this museum if only to see one of the most notable features of the building, which is the glass roof that’s located over an open, indoor area – but don’t forget to look at the art.
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Puerto Rico is a country with a rich history of rum production, and one of the most recognizable brands that has a presence on the island is Bacardi. Located close to San Juan, in the town of Cataño, visitors can check out Casa Bacardí and take tours of the distillery, and maybe even sample some drinks. The brand dates back hundreds of years, and while this isn’t your run-of-the-mill museum, there is an historical tour available for visitors.
165 Road, Cataño, Puerto Rico, +1 787 788 8400
The Museum of Transportation is the only one of its kind in Puerto Rico. The three-floor building features photographs, antique cars, motorcycles and bicycles, among other attractions, while there is also a souvenir store and a lounge café.
Santa Rosa Ave., Guaynabo, Puerto Rico, +1 787 200 3900