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El Museo Castillo Serralles

El Vigia 17 | (take a taxi), Ponce 00730-2926, Puerto Rico
787-259-1774
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Ranked #3 of 20 Attractions in Ponce
Type: Castles, Historic Sites, Specialty Museums, Museums
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
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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English first
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014 NEW

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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6 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
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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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

We got there and wait in a Cafe for the tour to began. First they get you to a theater to see a video of the Serralles family and the evolution of the cane industry in Ponce and finally the elavoration of Rum Don Q. Then they give a tour guide os the Castle and its amazing antique furniture. This... More 

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Ponce, Puerto Rico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

I highly recommend to visit Castillo Serralles. You can pick the English tour and the views are spectacular!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

The views over Ponce is worth the visit alone. The rest is quite interesting. Take a taxi or your own car, it is a looong walk uphill.

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Puerto Rico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

My family and I visited El Castillo Serralles during the Christmas 2013 season. On the specific night we visited they had a Christmas event going on. They had a Christmas light show, live Christmas music, activities for the family, and to top it off a machine which blew out actual snow. The outside of Castle is very well maintained and... More 

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New Rochelle, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Magnificent! Don't miss this peek into the past when in Ponce. We've been here twice. You will enjoy!

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Baltimore, Maryland
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6 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

We visited Castillo Serralles with our grandkids. They loved it at first sight. Our granddaughter, age 10, immediately said that she would get married there one day! The house and gardens are beautiful. The tour was good, but not the best. The guide had very limited knowledge outside the tour script, which was disappointing. Also, many rooms in the house... More 

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