Museo De La Farmacia, San Juan

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  • Located on the first floor of the old Alley House, the museum recreates what were the typical pharmacies of Puerto Rico in the EIGHTEENTH and XVIX centuries. According to the Museum's data The dark mahogany furniture is original, it gathers a valuable collection of glass and porcelain jars, as well as objects characteristic of the Puerto Rican pharmacies of that time On the counter there is an old cash register , a porcelain head and a very old counterweight balance where the ingredients were weighed. Behind the shelves, hand-painted vials are shown to illustrate the plants and herbs required for the preparation of medications in past eras.
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  • Great exhibition. Explains how the medicines were made using herbs. Where they were licensed pharmacist and where the botanic garden was left in old San Juan which recurian the pharmacist of the time ...  more »
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  • Great experience! Had some difficulty finding the place, but once I found it I enjoyed my visit very much. The pharmacy collection, although small, is unique and was well described by the curator. Needs some restoration on the upper floor and perhaps some literature to take home, but otherwise a nice stop along the historic Fortaleza street.
  • Great experience! Getting into the museum is like traveling in time. It's a rather small museum, but big in ambiance. The museum guide was so informative, and better, so enthusiastic and knowledgeable. Highly recommended!!
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