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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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Gorgeous House, Gardens and View

I visited here recently as part of a tour group visiting the island. We began with a short film and then we had an informative and interesting tour from a docent and learned a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 5, 2015
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Modesto, California
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Modesto, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015 NEW

I visited here recently as part of a tour group visiting the island. We began with a short film and then we had an informative and interesting tour from a docent and learned a great deal about the Serralles family, the beginnings of the sugarcane and rum industry on the island. We learned that this Spanish Moroccan style house was... More 

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Isabela, Puerto Rico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 via mobile

One of my fav place to visit in Ponce town beside the beautiful La Guancha. Castillo Serralles is very beautiful. Has very interesting rooms & other places in the mansion. It's an historic place from 1900s. Take a tour it's worth it. Tour guide will take you to a small theater room & present a 20 min movie of the... More 

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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Hidden away in the hills of Ponce this is an absolutely impressive and beautiful house/Mansion . We did the English tour and loved learning about everything also tasting the Don Q :) Definately a must that halfway through the tour allows you expanding mind blowing views of Ponce and Beyond .

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Victoria, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

This is well worth a visit - the views are stunning. There is a small Japanese Garden on the property. The house is amazing, all the original furniture and contents were donated as part of the sale of the property to Puerto Rico so its quite stunning. The guides are very informational. The grounds can be toured. Parking is quite... More 

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Hillsdale, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

Although the decor in this "castle" isn't our choice, it was an amazing place to see. Beautiful grounds, wonderful home. there is a "coffee shop" which is really a rum tasting area. they will let you taste any and all of the rums. there is also soda, ice cream and coffees for sale. they should do away with the gift... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

We visited The Castillo Serralles in Ponce, PR, on 2/11/15 to a spanish guided tour. This is a place with a lot of Puerto Rico history. It is very well maintain and has a lot of photos, objects and furniture used in the earlier 1900. It was the house of a wealthy family and they were owners of the biggest... More 

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CastilloSerralles, Guest Relations Manager at El Museo Castillo Serralles, responded to this review

Hello, Glad you enjoyed our museum and the grounds. We can see you had some problems with your tour we would like to offer our apologies, we will take note of your suggestions. Thank you and hope you visit again, Serralles Castle Museum More 

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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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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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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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