Ballajá Barracks

Local nameCuartel de Ballajá
LocationSan Juan, Puerto Rico, Cuba

The Ballajá Barracks is a historic building and former military barracks located in the Ballajá section of Old San Juan, in the city of San Juan, Puerto Rico. It is located close to El Morro and its esplanade, between the Morovis, Beneficiencia and Norzagaray streets. It was built from 1854 to 1864 to house Spanish and Puerto Rican regiments. The Ballajá Barracks were the last large-scale construction project made by the Spanish Crown in the Americas.The building has been owned by the government of Puerto Rico since 1976 and today it houses the Museum of the Americas and the Puerto Rican Academy of the Spanish Language, in addition to several businesses and institutions such as a dance school, exhibition spaces, restaurants and the State Office of Historic Conservation.

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Address Calle Beneficencia, San Juan, 00926, Puerto Rico

Coordinates 18°28'4.074" N -66°7'11.205" E

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