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Museo de Casa Blanca

Open Now: 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Open today: 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
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Historic and Interesting

This is the first time visiting this Museum and the overall experience was good! The garden was... read more

Reviewed August 17, 2018
carlosrican
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Mansfield, Texas
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Fascinating Construction

If you like history, historic artifacts, and architecture, you'll like this little museum just a... read more

Reviewed July 24, 2018
Patti_Bessette
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West Springfield, Massachusetts
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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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1 Calle San Sebastian | Old San Juan, San Juan 00926-7354, Puerto Rico
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Really really old building from the 1500s. Period pieces in there (not original) from the period when it was inhabited. Grounds are beautiful as is the view. We enjoyed it and spent about an hour there walking around inside and outside. Worth the $5 admission.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Spanish villa with wonderful gardens that remaind me of Valencia gardens, and in the museum some very well preserved objects. And the views from the windows: a dream

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed August 17, 2018 via mobile

This is the first time visiting this Museum and the overall experience was good! The garden was beautiful and interesting. The governor house was interesting. Couple of the rooms had period furnishings and several rooms were empty. The painting in the walls had no information...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed July 24, 2018

If you like history, historic artifacts, and architecture, you'll like this little museum just a few blocks away from del Morro. The views are stunning from the large windows--you can even see the old city wall and the red gate. The modest entrance fee is...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Patti_Bessette
Reviewed July 17, 2018 via mobile

I live in St. Augustine Fl so I was anxious to learn some history about Juan Ponce De Leon. This home/museum is lovely and the views from it are breathtaking. Be aware they close during the day for about an hour and a half. There...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed July 3, 2018

This house is OLD. Built for Ponce de Leon (even though he never lived there), it was in his family for 250 years! and when they sold it was still in the 1700s! Think about that. We were lucky to show up about 30 minutes...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed June 2, 2018

This is the oldest structure on the island and worth a visit. $3 allows entrance and provides a personal tour (if requested?).

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed March 29, 2018 via mobile

Decided to visit Casa Blanca on March 29th, both phone and internet said it would be open. Was very bummed not be able to see this. Understand it closing on Good Friday but it is not that hard to keep hours updated so people can...More

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed March 25, 2018

The grounds are well kept and you can have a peaceful walk and view a building with a lot of history. It was obviously a wonderful home for the family with beautiful views of the water and San Juan.

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed February 14, 2018

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

Date of experience: January 2018
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Patti_Bessette
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Response from emkute | Reviewed this property |
I was there Jan 5, 2018. The main house was fine but I don't recall any working fountains like what I see from the historical photos on Trip Advisor. There is more foliage in these historical photos than what I saw but the... More
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