Sign Up
Newsletter Signup
Free Fodor's Newsletter

Subscribe today for weekly travel inspiration, tips, and special offers.

Passport: Your weekly travel wrap-up
Today's Departure: Your daily dose of travel inspiration

San Juan Sights

Museo de Historia, Antropología y Arte

  • Av. Ponce de León Map It
  • Río Piedras

Updated 03/27/2014

Fodor's Review

The Universidad de Puerto Rico's small Museum of History, Anthropology and Art offers rotating exhibitions in three areas. Its archaeological and historical collection covers the Native American influence on the island and the Caribbean, the colonial era, and the history of slavery. There's also a small collection of Egyptian antiquities. Art holdings include a range of Puerto Rican popular, graphic, folk, and fine art; the museum's prize exhibit is the painting El

Velorio (The Wake), by the 19th-century artist Francisco Oller. If you're looking to see something in particular, call before you go, as only a small portion of the collection is on display at a time. Guided tours in English are available; call ahead to make a reservation.

Read More

Sight Information


Universidad de Puerto Rico, Av. Ponce de León, San Juan, 00931, Puerto Rico

Map It



Sight Details:

  • Free
  • Mon.-Tue. & Thur.–Fri 9–4:30; Wed. 9–8:30; Sun. 11:30–4:30

Updated 03/27/2014


Map View

Map of

What's Nearby

Add Your Own Review

When did you go?

Minimum 200 character count

How many stars would you give?




Don't Miss