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Address: Calle Isabel 50, Ponce, Puerto Rico
Phone Number: 787-848-7016
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Description: See a variety of Spanish, African and Indian musical instruments on...
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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Languid, dark place.

This place must be seriously uplifted. The house is languid, dark and sad. Considering it is a music museum, it should look happier. It doesn't look clean.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 22, 2015
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Guaynabo, Puerto Rico

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Guaynabo, Puerto Rico
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 NEW

This place must be seriously uplifted. The house is languid, dark and sad. Considering it is a music museum, it should look happier. It doesn't look clean.

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9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

It's free & right of the square. But not air conditioned & not what you might expect from the title & size of the place. I was hoping for some kind of scene like live music, but we literally just wandered through the quiet, hot rooms looking at the various instruments & artworks.

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37 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

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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26 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 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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62 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 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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17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 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
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5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2013 via mobile

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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11 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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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NYC
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28 reviews
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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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