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El Museo Castillo Serralles

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Address: El Vigia 17 | (take a taxi), Ponce 00730-2926, Puerto Rico
Phone Number: 787-259-1774
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Description: Evoking the era of the sugar barons of Puerto Rico, this beautiful Spanish...
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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Is in the city of Ponce, but is better to let a taxi cap do the driving to the top of the narrow hill. Check the hour of operation it varies.Beside that, the places is a beautiful... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 13, 2015
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Savannah
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

Is in the city of Ponce, but is better to let a taxi cap do the driving to the top of the narrow hill. Check the hour of operation it varies.Beside that, the places is a beautiful house, great gardens.and the history of the run of course.

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Jacksonville, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

history of the house and the family. This castle is beautiful. This is a must see during your visit in Ponce. Parking is very limited. GPS usually doesn't work well in getting you there so once you reach downtown Ponce look out for the signs or ask the locals for direccion

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Reading, Pennsylvania
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

This is a wonderful place to visit if you are interested in architecture and history of the Don Q family. This building focuses on the Seralles family. It has wonderful views of Ponce and you can also go visit Parque De Bombas historical location in Ponce. Go enjoy the rich history of PR.

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Scotch Plains,NJ
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Up on the hill overlooking Ponce is the "Don Q" home (El Museo Castillo Serralles). Don Q is an excellent rum and you can sample different varieties on the tour either before or after ... well maybe both... as the view from the veranda outside the tasting room is spectacular as well as the strolling gardens below. You will learn... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

We took the steep road just north of central Ponce to view this house built in 1930s. The short film was interesting as it told of the sugar and rum history on the island and how the industry grew and prospered. We were lucky to arrive just in time to go on the English tour, which is the only way... More 

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Wallington, New Jersey
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

It is a beautiful place, unfortunately I could see only outside! It was closed for private event. Always call before you go!

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

We visited the former home of the Serralles family who started making Don Q rum. We bought a bottle of their 5 Star rum and I am waiting for a special occasion to open it. There are a lot of stairs here so my husband found himself a shady spot to wait on a veranda while I took the tour... More 

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San German, Puerto Rico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

Serralles Castle it’s a unique tourist attraction on Puerto Rico. It’s a very beautiful place to visit located in Ponce established in a mountain where you could see the whole town. Ponce it’s known to be one of the greatest settlements of Spanish people back in the days. This is why you see a very colonial environment when you approach... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

If you want to get away from the touristy areas for a while I suggest taking the scenic drive to El Museo Castillo Serralles, it’s worth the trip. The views from here are unbelievable, the history and architecture are fabulous. Like others mentioned our GPS took us to a dead-end. Once we got back to a main road our GPS... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

Don't miss the tranquil Japanese gardens in the shadow of the main house. The little shop at the base of the cross was also really intriguing.

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Address: Address: El Vigia 17 | (take a taxi), Ponce 00730-2926, Puerto Rico
Phone Number: 787-259-1774
Location: Caribbean  >  Puerto Rico  >  Ponce

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