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Address: 50 Calle Isabel, Ponce 00730-3722, Puerto Rico
Phone Number: 787-848-7016
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See a variety of Spanish, African and Indian musical instruments on...

See a variety of Spanish, African and Indian musical instruments on display, as well as exhibits on beloved Puerto Rican musicians.

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Wish there was music playing

Take the guided tour for free and walk around viewing different instruments. This stop is quick and easy on your 'to do' list. Unless you are a music lover, this is something... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed October 17, 2015
su2doz
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Boston (well, an hour south)

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San Antonio, Texas
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111 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2016

It was an experience in itself. Looking at Folk and Popular music, its interpreters and how the world has embraced our musical legends.

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Thank MrRitmo
Baltimore, Maryland
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55 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2016

If you are interested in a few old string instruments and drums, in a few rooms, with no actual music involved, then this is the place for you! The architecture of the building is actually more interesting. At least it was free.

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Boston (well, an hour south)
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232 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015

Take the guided tour for free and walk around viewing different instruments. This stop is quick and easy on your 'to do' list. Unless you are a music lover, this is something that is on the 'nice to see if I have time' list. There are different styles of music in each room and the instruments that partake with that... More 

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Guaynabo, Puerto Rico
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8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

This place must be seriously uplifted. The house is languid, dark and sad. Considering it is a music museum, it should look happier. It doesn't look clean.

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Thank Ilcalop
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10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

It's free & right of the square. But not air conditioned & not what you might expect from the title & size of the place. I was hoping for some kind of scene like live music, but we literally just wandered through the quiet, hot rooms looking at the various instruments & artworks.

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1 Thank TravelMommyAdventure
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53 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

This is a traditional museum with things to look at and maybe read. A bit disappointing that there wasn't more sound and music to sample. However, it was well worth walking around the beautiful old house that holds the exhibits.

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Thank Andrejs O
Whitestone, New York
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43 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

The museum is quaint. Seeing the history and the feel of the music was quite interesting. The set up could be a little better. Informative, staff is friendly.

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Thank Anniem71
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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147 reviews
64 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014 via mobile

The museum is very small but be sure to ask for a guide! Our guide not only explained the instruments and history but played a few of them for us and even let us try some ourselves. A real bonus for us was a display of artistically created guitars by a reknowed Puerto Rican artist. I hope someday they have... More 

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Thank 662marc
San Juan, Puerto Rico
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46 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013 via mobile

The museum could be much better! The house architecture is so amazing and the backyard is beautiful. But the museum is poor in information. We have a lot potencial in this theme, Puerto Rico have the best musicians in the world, they should have a room of that. MUSIC!!! I think that they should put some music according with the... More 

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Thank shikse
Anguilla, British West Indies
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135 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2013

Despite mixed reviews we felt the museum was worth a visit. We loved it all! Our great, articulate, informative guide shared fascinating and intriguing histories of the impressive array of instruments. The best part is that being a Saturday, there was a dance class with live music and no doubt we would have been able to join in had we... More 

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