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El Museo Castillo Serralles

Address: El Vigia 17 | (take a taxi), Ponce 00730-2926, Puerto Rico
Phone Number: 787-259-1774
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Ranked #3 of 20 Attractions in Ponce
Type: Castles, Historic Sites, Specialty Museums, Museums, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: Evoking the era of the sugar barons of Puerto Rico, this beautiful Spanish Revival mansion was...
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Type: Castles, Historic Sites, Specialty Museums, Museums, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: Evoking the era of the sugar barons of Puerto Rico, this beautiful Spanish Revival mansion was built in 1930 for the Serrallés family, owners of the Don Q rum distillery.

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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

We were not that fond of the art in the museum but the gardens were amazing. There is a farm with animals, orange trees, pond and more...go see it!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

The building is interesting in itself, but you also learn about Ponce's economic history as well, particularly the rise and fall of the sugar cane industry.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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26 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

This is NOT a castle, but a beautiful old home of the owner of a sugar cane plantation. It's high on a hillside overlooking the city of Ponce, so the views are incredible. It was fun to see the architecture,and how people lived in the early 1900s. The gardens of the home were equally beautiful. Not a "must see" but... More 

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Mexico City, Mexico
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58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

The house of the Serralles family, owners of the Don Q Rum and most of the city, as it seems. I didn´t specially like the house, but the view is nice and the guided tour made it amusing. If you are in Ponce, you must come see this. There is not much more to see.

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Metairie, Louisiana
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17 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

Beautiful views from almost anywhere in this wonderful old home. You can rent it for special occasions if you can afford it. The tour is short and to the point and very informative. Some of the rooms have their original furniture and it's amazing to see how people lived without so much modern technology. Check out the Japanese Gardens on... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

We went to the Ponce on Sunday, December 28, 2014. We got there around 10 am but the Museo De Arte De Ponce did not open until 12 at noon. So we went to the Patronato del Castillo Serralles, which also has the Japanese Garden there. We paid a combo fee to go to both the Japanese Garden and had... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

Oh where to begin well I live in Puerto Rico and my mom was having one of her co workers over to stay in our house her name was Lucy and she's from California. So we where checking for some nice places to go in the island for this really nice lady called Lucy . San Juan (been there) Carolina... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

This is a great place. It is the former home of the Serralles family who had vast sugar cane field holdings. It became a municipal museum in the 1980s. It is located on a hill with a commanding view of all of Ponce down to the water. The house and its furnishings have been preserved in situ, and the tour... More 

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Miami, Florida, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

I traveled to Ponce on business, but had one afternoon to myself since it was a holiday, and came here as this was a top-rated attraction. I could not tell you how much the tour cost because my friend paid for it, but I would not pay more than $10. The Serralles family owns Don Q rum. I would have... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 via mobile

I had an awesome experience along with my family. Our tour guide Fredo was a complete gentleman and full of knowledge when it came to the house and family, very courteous and always with a good attitude. Highly recommended. I will visit again next time i come to Puerto Rico.

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