Recent Searches
Clear
Museum of Art of Puerto Rico (Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico)
Museum of Art of Puerto Rico (Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico)

Museum of Art of Puerto Rico (Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico)

Avenida De Diego 299, Santurce, San Juan, 00909

The Basics

Formerly San Juan’s municipal hospital, the museum's vast space is cleverly packed with essential Puerto Rican artists including Rafael Ferrer, Francisco Oller, and Jose Campeche, among others. A lovely garden landscaped with native flora, waterfalls, ponds and winding pathways leads to 16 sculptures, a theater, and a conservation lab. Skip the line by purchasing your ticket in advance.

Show all

Things to Know Before You Go

  • The Museum of Art of Puerto Rico is ideal for art and culture lovers.
  • Admission fees may vary.
  • Check the calendar for concerts and festivals.
  • The museum is wheelchair accessible.
  • Take your kids to the child-oriented section downstairs.
  • Take a relaxing break in the leafy sculpture garden.
Show all


How to Get There

The Museum of Art of Puerto Rico is 3.9 miles (6.3 kilometers) from Old San Juan. Walk to Terminal Covadonga bus station to catch the T3 Estacion Sagrado Corazon Bus to Reverendo Ollengo. From there, walk a few minutes to the museum.

Show all

When to Get There

The museum is open daily except Tuesday, from morning until evening. Visit in the early hours to avoid the crowds. Weather year-round on the island is pleasant. Peak season runs from December through March. An ideal time to visit is mid-April to June, when the crowds have left.

Show all

Wildcard

Museum Hopping Soak up San Juan’s rich cultural history by combining a visit to the nearby Museum of History, Anthropology and Art. Located in the campus of Puerto Rico University, this compact museum displays a fascinating collection of pre-Colombian relics. Don’t miss El Velorio (The Wake), the famous painting by Francisco Oller, which depicts the wake of a child’s funeral. Oller created the oversized artwork in 1893 and it is one of very few paintings by the master artist that have survived.

Show all