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Juan Ponce de Leon Home (Casa de Juan Ponce de Leon)

estrada entre San Rafael de Yuma e Higuey, Dominican Republic
809-551-0118
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Type: Architectural Buildings, Historic Sites, Cultural
Fee: Yes
Owner description: Once the home of Ponce de Leon, the famous 15th-century European explorer and Dominican governor.
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Type: Architectural Buildings, Historic Sites, Cultural
Fee: Yes
Owner description: Once the home of Ponce de Leon, the famous 15th-century European explorer and Dominican governor.
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sandy utah
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87 reviews 87 reviews
63 attraction reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

If you are interested in history of the conquest of the Americas, this place is for you! The house has been restored but has original furniture belonging to Ponce de Leon. It is the setting that was amazing, it is out in the country and you can almost feel the past here The price seems to change on how much... More 

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Decatur, Georgia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

The entrance fee was $50 Dominican dollars/person. A guide met us at the door; he did not speak English, but it is not really a barrier to the attraction. The museum is small and simple. The written information is in English and Spanish. We used a GPS and did not have a problem finding the museum. The road leading up... More 

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Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
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55 reviews 55 reviews
28 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2011

I often take visitors to the town of Boca de Yuma and the House of Ponce de Leon and the Cave there so they can get a sense of the wealth of history on this island. Ponce is credited with founding Florida as he searched for the 'fountain of youth', the river caves were where the pirates hid the gold... More 

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