The best museums in Puerto rico in December 2023

These are the top 50 best museums in Puerto rico, ranked by their rating and popularity in 2023. Click a museum for more information about the museum, including visitor information, exhibitions and reviews.

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  1. Parque de Bombas1

    Parque de Bombas

    El Parque de Bombas is conveniently located in the main square of Ponce, Puerto Rico. Its central location makes it easily accessible from various parts of the city, including the Mercedita International Airport and the Luis A. Ferré highway. Several city hotels are also in close proximity, making it a convenient destination for tourists staying in the city.
  2. Ballajá Barracks2

    Ballajá Barracks

    San Juan
    The Ballajá Barracks, located in the Ballajá section of Old San Juan, Puerto Rico, is a historic building that once served as a military barracks. Its rich history and strategic location make it a significant point of interest for tourists exploring the city.
  3. Caguana Ceremonial Indigenous Heritage Center3

    Caguana Ceremonial Indigenous Heritage Center

    The Caguana Ceremonial Ball Courts Site, located in Caguana, Utuado in Puerto Rico, is recognized as one of the most significant Pre-Columbian sites in the West Indies. This archaeological site offers a unique insight into the rich history and culture of the region.
  4. Ponce Museum of art4

    Ponce Museum of art

    The Museo de Arte de Ponce is a private institution, owned by the Luis A. Ferré Foundation. It is situated in a mansion in the city of Ponce, Puerto Rico. This museum is a significant cultural landmark in the city and offers a unique insight into the rich artistic heritage of the region.
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    Museo de las Americas

    San Juan
    Great museum dedicated to the history and culture of both American continents. Very informative and enlightening!
  6. National Astronomy and Ionosphere Center6

    National Astronomy and Ionosphere Center

    The National Astronomy and Ionosphere Center, also known as the Arecibo Observatory, is a significant scientific institution located in Arecibo, Puerto Rico. Owned by the United States' National Science Foundation (NSF), the observatory has been a hub for astronomical research and discovery. Its location in Puerto Rico offers a unique opportunity for visitors to explore the intersection of science, nature, and culture in a beautiful Caribbean setting.
  7. Museo El Cemí7

    Museo El Cemí

    The Museo el Cemí, located in the Coabey barrio of Jayuya, Puerto Rico, is a history museum that opened its doors to the public in 1989. It offers a unique opportunity to delve into the rich history and culture of the region.
  8. Museum Fort Conde de Mirasol8

    Museum Fort Conde de Mirasol

    Isabel II (Vieques)
    The Fortín Conde de Mirasol, also known as the Fuerte de Vieques, is a historical fortress built in 1845. It is located in the town of Isabel Segunda in Vieques, an island municipality of Puerto Rico. This fortification offers a glimpse into the island's past and is a significant part of its history.
  9. Serrallés Castle Museum9

    Serrallés Castle Museum

    The Museo Castillo Serrallés, also known as the Sugar Cane and Rum Museum, is an agricultural museum located in the city of Ponce, Puerto Rico. The museum is dedicated to showcasing the history of sugar cane and its derivative rum industry, and their impact on the economy of Puerto Rico. It provides a unique insight into the agricultural history of the region and the importance of these industries in shaping the economic landscape of Puerto Rico.
  10. Punta Tuna Lighthouse10

    Punta Tuna Lighthouse

    The Punta Tuna Light is a historic lighthouse situated in the southeast of the town of Maunabo, Puerto Rico. It is located on a narrow promontory at the southeasternmost point of the island, offering a unique vantage point for visitors. The lighthouse's location and history make it a significant landmark in the region.
  11. William Miranda Marín Botanical Gardens11

    William Miranda Marín Botanical Gardens

    The William Miranda Marín Botanical and Cultural Garden, located in the Cañabón neighborhood of the autonomous municipality of Caguas, Puerto Rico, is a unique combination of a botanical garden, archaeological site, and nature reserve. It is situated near the main cities of Puerto Rico, just 30 minutes from San Juan, the capital. This makes it easily accessible for tourists visiting the region.
  12. Hacienda Buena Vista12

    Hacienda Buena Vista

    Today, Hacienda Buena Vista is owned by the Puerto Rico Conservation Trust and operates as a museum, which opened to the public in 1986. The museum offers a unique opportunity to explore the history and culture of Puerto Rico through the lens of its coffee industry.
  13. Palacete Los Moreau13

    Palacete Los Moreau

    The Palacete Los Moreau, located in Moca, Puerto Rico, is a house museum with a rich history. Originally known as the Labadie Mansion, this building has stood the test of time and now serves as a testament to the island's past. The mansion's history and its transformation into a museum make it a fascinating destination for those interested in Puerto Rican history and culture.
  14. Museum of the History of Ponce14

    Museum of the History of Ponce

    The Museo de la Historia de Ponce, located in the historic Casa Salazar Candal in the city of Ponce, Puerto Rico, offers visitors a deep dive into the local history. The museum traces the city's history from the Taino Indians to the present day, covering various aspects such as the city's ecology, economy, architecture, government, and elements of daily life.
  15. Museum of Art of Puerto Rico15

    Museum of Art of Puerto Rico

    San Juan
    The Museum of Art of Puerto Rico, known in Spanish as Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico, is situated in Santurce, a neighborhood of San Juan, Puerto Rico. The museum boasts 18 exhibition halls, offering a wide range of art for visitors to explore.
  16. Museum of Puerto Rican Music16

    Museum of Puerto Rican Music

    The Museo de la Música Puertorriqueña, located in Ponce, Puerto Rico, is a museum dedicated to the evolution of Puerto Rican music. It features displays of Taíno, Spanish, and African musical instruments, providing a comprehensive overview of the island's rich musical heritage. Visitors can explore the diverse influences that have shaped Puerto Rican music over the centuries.
  17. Puerto Rican Athenaeum17

    Puerto Rican Athenaeum

    San Juan
    The Puerto Rican Athenaeum, known as El Ateneo Puertorriqueño in Spanish, is a significant cultural institution in Puerto Rico. It was established on April 30, 1876, making it the oldest cultural institution on the island. This historical significance may be of interest to tourists who appreciate learning about the cultural heritage of the places they visit.
  18. Puerto Rico Museum of Contemporary Art18

    Puerto Rico Museum of Contemporary Art

    San Juan
    The Puerto Rico Museum of Contemporary Art, also known as MAC, is a contemporary art museum located in Santurce, Puerto Rico. It was founded by artists and sponsors from the civil society and was officially established on October 8, 1984, as a non-profit organization. This museum is a significant cultural institution in Puerto Rico, dedicated to the promotion and dissemination of contemporary art.
  19. Tibes Indigenous Ceremonial Center19

    Tibes Indigenous Ceremonial Center

    The Tibes Indigenous Ceremonial Center, located in Ponce, Puerto Rico, is home to one of the most significant archaeological discoveries in the Antilles. This discovery provides insight into how the indigenous tribes of Igneri and Taínos lived and played during and before the arrival of Christopher Columbus to the New World. Tibes is the oldest ceremonial and sports complex yet discovered in Puerto Rico, making it a fascinating destination for those interested in history and archaeology.
  20. Francisco Pancho Coimbre Museum20

    Francisco Pancho Coimbre Museum

    The Francisco Pancho Coimbre Sports Museum, inaugurated on 21 January 1992, holds the distinction of being Puerto Rico's first sports museum. It is named after Ponce's own baseball legend, Pancho Coímbre, who is revered as the most feared and productive Puerto Rican baseball batter of all times.
  21. Casa Canales Museum21

    Casa Canales Museum

  22. Caguas Folk Art Museum22

    Caguas Folk Art Museum

    The Caguas Museum of Folk Arts is situated in the heart of Caguas Pueblo, the downtown and administrative area of the municipality of Caguas, Puerto Rico. This location makes it easily accessible for tourists visiting the area. The museum is a hub for Puerto Rican and Criollo artists, offering a unique insight into the local arts and crafts scene.
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    Felisa Rincón de Gautier Museum

    San Juan
    This museum sheds the light on little known aspects of Puerto Rican political history and the women rights.
  24. Museo Casa Cautiño24

    Museo Casa Cautiño

    Casa Cautiño, located in Guayama, Puerto Rico, is a house museum that offers a unique glimpse into the island's history and culture. The museum is managed by the Institute of Puerto Rican Culture, ensuring that the exhibits and collections are maintained to the highest standards. Visitors can explore a variety of displays, including works of art, wood carvings, sculptures, and furniture crafted by local cabinetmakers for the Cautiño family.
  25. José Celso Barbosa House Museum25

    José Celso Barbosa House Museum

  26. Transportation Museum26

    Transportation Museum

    The Transportation Museum of Puerto Rico, situated in the town of Guaynabo, offers a comprehensive documentation of the history of transportation in Puerto Rico. The exhibits range from the canoes used by the natives to the modern metro system known as the 'Urban Train'. This museum provides a unique opportunity for tourists to understand the evolution of transportation in Puerto Rico.
  27. The Museum of History, Anthropology and Art27

    The Museum of History, Anthropology and Art

    Río Piedras
    The Museum of History, Anthropology and Art, also known as the Museum of the UPR or MAHA, is located on the grounds of the University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras Campus. This university museum is dedicated to the fields of anthropology, archaeology, and the history of art in Puerto Rico.
  28. Museo Casa Blanca28

    Museo Casa Blanca

    San Juan
    Casa Blanca is a house museum situated in the historic colonial section of Old San Juan, the capital of Puerto Rico. This location offers visitors a unique opportunity to explore the rich history and culture of the region, while also enjoying the beautiful architecture and surroundings of the museum itself.
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    Museo de Arte y Diseño de Miramar

    San Juan
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    Museo del Niño de Carolina

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    Museo Dr. Pío López Martínez

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    Museo del Mundillo

    This museum showcases the finest examples of Mundillo lace, a very precious style still alive in Puerto Rico.
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    Museo de San Juan

    San Juan
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    Museo De Artes De Caguas

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    Caparra Ruins Museum and Historical Park

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    Museum of Historical Resources of Lares

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    Museo de Aguada

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    Centro Criollo de Ciencia y Tecnología del Caribe (C3Tec)

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    Museo del Tabaco Herminio Torres Grillo

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    Casa Pueblo

    Casa Pueblo, located in Adjuntas, Puerto Rico, is a community-based organization with a focus on environmental conservation. The organization is led by Alexis Massol-González, a civil engineer who was awarded the 2002 Goldman Environmental Prize. As a non-profit entity, Casa Pueblo operates with the goal of protecting and preserving the environment.
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    Francisco Oller Art Museum

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    Museo del Deporte de Puerto Rico

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    Museo de Arqueología, Historia y Epigrafía de Guayanilla

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    Museo y Casa de Estudios Alfredo Ramírez de Arellano y Rosell

    San Germán
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    Museo de la Historia de San German

    San Germán
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    Museum of Dominguez Pharmacy

    San Germán
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    Casa Museo Luis Muñoz Rivera

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    Puerto Rico Olympic Museum

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    Museo de Arte Religioso Porta Coeli

    San Germán
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    La Casa de los Contrafuertes

    San Juan

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