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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 22 attractions in Ponce
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Specialty Museums, Castles, Historic Sites, 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... more » 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. « less
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English first
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155 reviews 155 reviews
57 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

Dream palaces for everybody. Serralles Family are also the proud owner of Rum Don Q. During the sugar cane time the richest Family in the south. Rooms, rooms and more room, with a lot of waking in and outside the Castle. Beauty has a price and here is your shoe sole. Bring comfortable shoe and enjoy the Castle, The View... More

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Utuado, Puerto Rico
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31 reviews 31 reviews
21 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

The "castle" which is actually a mansion is located right within a residential neighborhood. If you have a GPS you will feel a lot more comfortable getting there. As you're driving up there is a ticket booth just before the entrance of the castle. KEEP A LOOK OUT. The prices are located at the window. If you're a child, senior... More

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Camuy, Puerto Rico
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

It's a great place to visit! Full of history! beautiful architecture and the furniture and decorations according to the era! The gardens are beautiful and very well maintained! As you see the castle during the guided tour, you can't help imagining yourself living there during the time original owners lived there! I loved it, it's a great place to visit... More

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Yauco, Puerto Rico
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Caatillo beautiful. but on the way up there LOT OF abandoned , starving, suffering dogs... UNBELIEABLE!!! I will never some back... I was crying...

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Moca, PR, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

El Castillo Serralles its a beautiful piece of Puerto Rican history. Its background history and its infrastructure are simply wonderful. Be sure to visit this gorgeous castle and its picture-perfect garden. On a date or in groups its a must visit in Ponce, PR.

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Puerto Rico
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80 reviews 80 reviews
29 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Its a very long drive up the hill and once you are there they don't have a large parking. But still its a wonderful view of the city and you can see all the way to the ocean, they have a great tour that gives you detailed information about the history of the house and the Serralles family.

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San Sebastian, Puerto Rico
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 via mobile

This castle is beautiful, full of beautiful sights of the city of Ponce. The infraestructure is incredible for the time it was built. First time I go and cannot wait to go back.

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Orlando, Florida
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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

This museum is definitely worth a trip. It has great grounds to see while you wait for a group to be ready to go into the house. You can not go through the house alone and will be going with a guided tour. You can not take pictures either, that was disappointing but totally understand. There are tours in English... More

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Dunedin, Florida
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

We toured the residence, Japanese Garden and the Cross. Beautiful collection of furniture and memorabilia. The tour guide was excellent and we chatted with him afterwards in the refreshment stand at the base of the Cross. I wish I could remember his name. He made our visit special. He recommended we visit the seaside boardwalk, which we did, and enjoyed... More

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Tokyo, Japan
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

It has a great history but nothing too amazing about. It does have the great city view. For first timer, I think it's ok. I rather go to the beach...

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