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Museo de Casa Blanca

1 Calle San Sebastian | Old San Juan, San Juan 00926-7354, Puerto Rico
+1 787-725-1454
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A San Juan Original

This was the first fortification in San Juan and home for Juan Ponce De Leon. Interesting... read more

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emkute
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Chicago, Illinois
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Built for the conquistador, Ponce de Leon, this was the first fortification in San Juan. It's now... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
mikebutler46
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Wakefield, United Kingdom
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Built in 1521 as a home for Governor Juan Ponce de Leon, today this historic landmark contains two interesting museums of Indian and colonial artifacts.
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This was the first fortification in San Juan and home for Juan Ponce De Leon. Interesting architecture and some furnishings along with stories about how the structure was used and modified since the 1500s

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Built for the conquistador, Ponce de Leon, this was the first fortification in San Juan. It's now a museum, but I feel more could have been made of it, though at $3 entrance fee it's very good value for money. Whilst here, we watched a...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

First, you should literally go just for the breeze and views. You can see the governors mansion, and old San Juan from above. Admission was $3.00 which I thought was a steal. This home is huge. You can see period pieces and information of the...More

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Reviewed January 7, 2018 via mobile

The site is open and free to visit. The grounds however are in horrible shape- not sure how much is neglect/lack of funds and how much is due to last summer’s hurricanes. The gardens are barren (unlike the surrounding area) and all of the fountains...More

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Reviewed September 6, 2017

Built in 1521 as a “strong-house” for conquistador Ponce de Leon (who died before it was completed), Casa Blanca was the first fortification in San Juan, designed as a refuge for the Ponce de Leon family and other Spanish settlers at a time of attacks...More

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Reviewed August 17, 2017

If you like history, you will enjoy the house that Ponce de Keon ordered to build, but never lived it since he died in Florida looking for the "fountain of youth". This house stayed in the family for hundreds of years. Very interesting!

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Reviewed June 14, 2017

Worth a visit if you are in the neighborhood. Interesting architecture (ask about the dungeon), pretty gardens, cheap entry fee. Good views of the town, not easy to find at the end of a dead end street.

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Reviewed June 5, 2017 via mobile

In Old San Juan, beautiful, quiet, and well kept. I believe it was only $3 admission, worth the quick stop, easily accesible by walking in Viejo San Juan. Can view all in less than an hour.

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Reviewed June 1, 2017

Aim for the white building at the very top of the hill, where Calle San Sebastián ends. Pay $3 to tour this quiet, airy space and learn how the house was built for Ponce de Leon and how it was used for hundreds of years....More

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Reviewed May 28, 2017 via mobile

After wandering a bit to find the entrance we finally visited the Casa Blanca and enjoyed it a lot. The house was built over several centuries and the visit will allow you to witness some evidence of its "cumulative architecture" . Make sure to climb...More

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