El Museo Castillo Serralles, Ponce

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Discover the history of the sugar cane and rum industries and their impact on the economy of Puerto Rico at El Museo Castillo Serralles. Through a guided tour of the 1930s refurbished building, explore the buildings four floors. The ground floor houses the museum's rum and sugar cane exhibits. The second and third floors are home to the castle owner’s former library, living room, dining room, kitchen, and sleeping quarters, furnished to resemble the grandeur of the 1930s. The fourth-floor terrace provides captivating views of the city. On the grounds you can visit the Japanese garden as well as the butterfly garden. To visit El Museo Castillo Serralles and get the most from your holiday in Ponce, create itinerary details personal to you using our Ponce trip itinerary planner .
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  • 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 ...  more »
  • The video they play in the beginning of the tour made me fall asleep, tbh. The tour itself was okay. Good history.  more »
  • 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 t...  more »
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  • We got the individual combo which included a guided tour of the Castillo, a visit to the gardens, the butterfly house, and went to to the top of the Cross. The gardens were beautiful, and the view from the cross is spectacular. The house, well the only way to say it, is GORGEOUS. Our guide was very knowledgeable and the little bits of knowledge he'd tell in each room made it worth the tour. It was really fun to get to hear about how to house was built, or about the sugar cane and rum company, or how the family lived. If you're visiting Puerto Rico for vacation and need souvenirs, visit the gift shop! It's surprisingly cheap compared to some and they have the best souvenirs. Unfortunately the butterfly house is still recovering from Maria. The plants are making a come back, but there are very few butterflies.
  • A really wonderful experience and one of the little things that makes me proud about this island. The museum is really clean, the staff offered a nice tour and they seemed to know their stuff well. The vista is beautiful and the events are really cool. To be honest it is not as expensive as I thought it would be (student price) and they also have a Japanese garden that is as beautiful as the castle.
  • Super beautiful museum to visit. The castle is so big with so much space. The tour was great with so much information and I recommend to everyone to visit since you also get to go on the balcony which lets you see a beautiful view of ponce high up. Definitely give it a go!
  • Nice place and location. The mansion interiors are luxurious and have a historic feeling when you walk inside of it. A place to visit at least once in the Ponce area.
  • This place is stoning!!! Very clean, beautiful place, every piece tells a story. The employees are very nice and they do a excellent job. I recommend every age to visit El castillo de Serrallés at Ponce
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