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El Museo Castillo Serralles

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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.
17 Calle El Vigia, Ponce 00730-2926, Puerto Rico
+1 787-259-1774
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Reviewed February 5, 2002

Impressive architectural styles - imagine Italian villa and Hearst Castle in one. This home situated on a hill overlooking Ponce, was owned by the founder of the Don Q Rum distillery. Good parking access, regularly scheduled tours. Tour size enables a good view of the...More

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Reviewed June 5, 2017

You may have seen this place on the famous show Wear the Dress for a wedding. But let me tell you, the admission plus the tour was not worth the trip if you are staying in San Juan. As you arrive there are no parking...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you happen to be in Puerto Rico, you got to visit the Castillo Serralles. Tons of history, beautiful sight seen, worth every penny. Very nice tours and it’s in Ponce, “Ciudad Señorial”. Lot’s to see and do in this city. Plenty of restaurants and...More

Reviewed August 25, 2018 via mobile

When you visit Ponce, Puerto Rico this is a must stop. I have been traveling to Puerto Rico annually and have always wanted to visit and I finally had the opportunity to do so and was not disappointed. Visiting the home of the Serralles family...More

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Reviewed August 14, 2018

I visited this site, as well as the adjoining Japanese gardens, for the first time this summer. The castle's architecture, grounds and contents (furniture, paintings, china, etc.) are spectacular! The view of Ponce and beyond is simply stunning! I am giving this review 5 stars...More

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Reviewed August 6, 2018 via mobile

This castle that carries the name of one of Ponce’s well known Families, situated near the top of El Vigía mountain.Its majestic site can be seen from Ponce city if you look up the Cruzeta of the mountain top, and from the Castle itself you...More

Thank RosendoM_13
Reviewed July 9, 2018 via mobile

As a local resident of San Juan took a friend from New York that was visiting me to Ponce. I have to acknowledge the great service that we experienced during our visit since we arrive to the castle. Security personnel to everybody were so friendly...More

Thank Juan A
Reviewed June 18, 2018 via mobile

One of the best places to learn about Ponce beginning and the Serralles family. I just love how the garden looks and the amazing view it has!

Thank Santiago Jr B
Reviewed May 28, 2018

Beautiful Mansion, great views. Good intro movie and very nice guide. If you like old houses, views, and history take this tour.

Thank jbarnett50
Reviewed April 29, 2018

We showed up right after a huge group had arrived so we had over an hour to wait. I was nervous my kids would get bored, but we actually had a great time exploring the Japanese garden, the Cross, and the gardens & butterfly house...More

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Reviewed March 31, 2018

The video they play in the beginning of the tour made me fall asleep, tbh. The tour itself was okay. Good history.

Thank Its_My_Life12
Reviewed March 19, 2018 via mobile

This Museum is from the Serralles family, the creators of the Puertorrican Rum Don Q. The tour is very interesting. The tourist guide greets you in the movie theater where you watch a 15min movie of the history of the house. Then you get the...More

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March 16, 2018|
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Response from Jose N | Reviewed this property |
En verdad que durante la semana. Pero el museo en verdad que nunca lo e visto súper lleno.
July 31, 2017|
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Response from jmsg_PR | Reviewed this property |
From Wednesdays through Sundays, and it's totally worth it!
August 25, 2016|
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Response from CastilloSerralles | Property representative |
-Hello, The first person that buys tickets is the one that decides the language of the tour. But we always have tours available. - For more information you can call us at 787-259-1774.