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Museum of Puerto Rico Music

Calle Isabel 50, Ponce, Puerto Rico
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Ranked #14 of 22 Attractions in Ponce
Type: Historic Sites, Specialty Museums
Description: See a variety of Spanish, African and Indian musical instruments on display, as well as exhibits on beloved Puerto Rican musicians.
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English first
14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

This is a traditional museum with things to look at and maybe read. A bit disappointing that there wasn't more sound and music to sample. However, it was well worth walking around the beautiful old house that holds the exhibits.

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Whitestone, New York
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

The museum is quaint. Seeing the history and the feel of the music was quite interesting. The set up could be a little better. Informative, staff is friendly.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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40 reviews 40 reviews
11 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014 via mobile

The museum is very small but be sure to ask for a guide! Our guide not only explained the instruments and history but played a few of them for us and even let us try some ourselves. A real bonus for us was a display of artistically created guitars by a reknowed Puerto Rican artist. I hope someday they have... More

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Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
3 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

The museum could be much better! The house architecture is so amazing and the backyard is beautiful. But the museum is poor in information. We have a lot potencial in this theme, Puerto Rico have the best musicians in the world, they should have a room of that. MUSIC!!! I think that they should put some music according with the... More

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Anguilla, British West Indies
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90 reviews 90 reviews
15 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2013

Despite mixed reviews we felt the museum was worth a visit. We loved it all! Our great, articulate, informative guide shared fascinating and intriguing histories of the impressive array of instruments. The best part is that being a Saturday, there was a dance class with live music and no doubt we would have been able to join in had we... More

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San Juan, Puerto Rico
11 reviews 11 reviews
10 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2013

To pesen about the history of Puerto Rico and the Great artists of the caribe Here in Ponce,Puerto Rico you can see and feel it for yourself a most do for all visiting our Beautiful Island...

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Geneseo, Illinois, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2013

This museum was one of the reasons we took a day trip to Ponce from Fajardo. It's a small museum with lot of instruments in various states of repair. We were the only one's visiting and received a personal tour by one of the staff. She spoke fairly decent English but very fast so you have to listen real close.... More

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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2013 via mobile

Supposed to be open, was closed Sunday. Couldn't get in. Wanted to see this. disappointed with this spot.

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Orlando, Florida
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172 reviews 172 reviews
39 attraction reviews
162 helpful votes 162 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2013 via mobile

This is a small free entrance museum that belong to the Intituto de Cultura Puertorriqueña. The house is in great shape, the stain glass is beautiful and almost all house is from the 1900's. the tour is very short, about 20minutes long, you will learned more about the instruments than the local music. it worth it!

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Mayaguez, Puerto Rico
15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2012

The small museum has a good collection of instruments. The lovely house is well kept and clean. The guide was polite and spoke English well, although very fast, but was not a musician and clearly not into music. The most amazing thing, however, is that THERE IS NO MUSIC!!! None whatsoever, total silence in the Museum of Music, also no... More

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