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“Interesting DIY Tour”

Museo de Casa Blanca
Ranked #54 of 204 things to do in San Juan
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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.
Grand Rapids, Michigan
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Interesting DIY Tour”
Reviewed April 8, 2013

We enjoyed exploring the rooms of Casa Blanca on our own. The views are awesome and the history is well detailed throughout the house. It's not a big touristy spot which was nice. Our cab driver even had to ask for advice from another. It's a little off the beaten path but the area is beautiful AND easily within walking distance of the more populated areas.

Visited April 2013
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Dundas, Canada
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Well worth the visit; real history here”
Reviewed February 25, 2013

very interesting place to visit, beautiful architecture, nice gardens; I share many of the opinions of other reviews.
worth seeing if you're in OSJ

Visited February 2013
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1 Thank Bill M
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San Juan, Puerto Rico
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“" Not Just A Museum"”
Reviewed February 11, 2013

Museo de Casa Blanca is the first structure in San Juan where descendents of Juan Ponce de Leon lived. It is a great place to learn how make hands on art projects and other activities too. The day we visited the public was painting the entrance walls inside the museum. My friend and I chose the second floor because we didn't want to climb a ladder to paint walls. We are Seniors lol. First, a friendly instructor greeted us when we arrived at the second level. She introduced herself and proceeded to tell us a little bit about our subject Oller, a famous Puertorican painter and poet. (Class had already started.) Then, she passed out oaktag paper which had a picture of the painter with a beautiful background and she gave us the option of leaving it in black and white or coloring it in. We chose to leave it in black and white.. Next, she gave step by step instuctions on how to fold the paper into a cube where the painter's face appeared on the front of the cube.. It was a success, Now the cube is on my desk holding my pens. It is a great place to take the children and it is a Trollley ride from outside the bus terminal to the Fort where it is a short walk to the Museo de Casa Blanca which is not only a Museum to see the past, but also look into the future. Open Wed. through Sun,.from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM phone # 787 725 1454 Calle San Sebastian # 1 Viejo San Juan

Visited November 2012
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3 Thank Delma A
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Hampshire, UK
Level 6 Contributor
410 reviews
209 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 178 helpful votes
“Well worth a visit”
Reviewed February 5, 2013

Although not very large, this is a very attractive building, which is well presented to visitors.
If you have time, it is worth taking a walk through the gardens, with good views.

Visited January 2013
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1 Thank grafran
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Chicago Burbs
Level 6 Contributor
131 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
“A very interesting place, a lot of history”
Reviewed February 1, 2013

This is worth the effort to find, especially if you're walking. The grounds are interesting with many different sections, all with fountains. The house includes information as to how and when rooms were added and their uses.

Visited December 2012
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