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Museo de Arte de Ponce
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Ponce Historical City Tour
Ranked #1 of 38 things to do in Ponce
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Its internationally renowned collection comprises more than 5,000 works of art from various cultures, creating a unique dialogue between the Old and New Worlds.
San Juan, Puerto Rico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 144 helpful votes
“amazing”
Reviewed July 24, 2011

On our last trip to Ponce this Museum was on top of our must see list. There is a small admission fee, but it's actually nothing compared to what this place has to offer. World class showcase of exceptional fine pieces of art. This museum has been opened since 1965 in its current building, which its beautiful by the way. We were told that it has over 3,000 pieces of art from all over the World. To me one of the most beautiful pieces is the "Flaming June". Outstanding!

Visited February 2011
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“Wonders abound in this friendly museum.”
Reviewed July 16, 2011

Friendly staff and first rate art. Great collection of Pre-Raphelite brotherhood paintings. Child friendly with interactive areas.

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“Worth the 70 min hour beautiful drive to Ponce! Great art. World class museum!”
Reviewed May 4, 2011

Never thought that you could find such an impressive collection in the southern part of this Caribbean island. Truly world class. Beautiful newly renovated building. Definitely worth the panoramic drive. Don't miss the visit to the historic center of Ponce. Must try the local gelattos across from the Old Fire House in the town square. Will visit again!

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“Beautiful spaces worth the trip”
Reviewed April 6, 2011

A beautiful gallery with modern style and an impressive collection ranging from historic pieces to modern interpretations.

Be sure to wear a sweater -it is absolutely freezing inside.

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Mayaguez, Puerto Rico
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“Best museum in Puerto Rico”
Reviewed March 13, 2011

This museum houses a diverse collection of art ranging from the 14th to the 21st century. It has a very beautiful selection of pre-Raphaelite paintings by artists like Millais, Dante Gabriel Rossetti, William Holman Hunt and others; some Italian Baroque pieces, native South American pottery, contemporary Latin American art and more. Very few of the works are behind glass cases so you can really get up close and admire every brush stroke and every bronze and marble sculpture. You can take pictures of the paintings as long as you don't use flash. There are audio guides available and free guided tours in Spanish and English. No crowds, plenty of friendly but unobtrusive staff. Bring a sweater because it's cold inside. Overall a peaceful, simple and beautiful place. Worth the trip to Ponce, just to see this museum.

Visited March 2011
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