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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. By using our Ponce trip itinerary builder, you can arrange your visit to El Museo Castillo Serralles and other attractions in Ponce.
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  • Staff is attentive and helpful - all speak English well as well as Spanish. went out of their way to be helpful.  more »
  • So much history of the Serralles family. I actually went here for a wedding and it was gorgeous. I love it.  more »
  • This castle tells a lot of. Local history Staff was very friendly and tour was very detailed It is a well conserved. And kept museum It is worth visiting if at the. Ponce area Every time I have family...  more »
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  • Awesome view of the city. Piña coladas was delish on a hot day. Tour guide was very informative and knowledgeable of history. Very thorough.
  • Was hoping to learn more about my favorite rum Don Q but the tour is just the history of the family repeated over and over. No pictures are allowed inside the house/castle. The tour also isn't very long and the ticket to get in was not cheap. It seemed more like an infomercial to get more money out of us. The very first thing they show is a video on having weddings, birthday parties and grad parties at the estate and then in the middle of the tour you're taken into a room with very modern art and told by the guide all the work is for sale. The gift shop has very little to offer. My dad was hoping to get a Don Q hat similar to the bartenders we have seen at bars but we were unable to find really any Don Q merch. Left feeling very dissatisfied and disappointed.
  • No pictures allowed of the inside. Looks much like a fancy rich persons house. Contains a lot of the history of puerto ricos early sugar cane industry and the rich proprietors.
  • This is an awesome place!!! I went here for a wedding and also for a halloween event! Very good!
  • Meh. The tour is not self-guided, which means you don't really get much time at all with the various exhibits. The grounds are beautiful and are excellently maintained. The interior of the house is gorgeous, and the craftsmanship is fun to observe. The price was reasonable for the experience, and is definitely a good deal when combined with the observation tower and japanese gardens.