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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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  • Love el Castillo! The architecture, the history and the location is perfect! Love the views from the garden. Stop by the bar after the tour and get a Don Q Mojito to unwind!  more »
  • For the cost they charge by person within the Museum environment is very hot... nor are evidence of rum which should be priority in other countries when one visits a Museum of any liqueur they offer sample.
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  • Is nice, not a waooo but bored. The place is beautiful despite everything, but not the pay back
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  • Wish I had read other reviews before going. The tour was very limiting with no pictures, a large crowd that didn't fit into the rooms, and a very lacking gift shop. The tour guide would take us into the rooms of the mansion and explain the history, but half the crowd was in the previous hallway due to space and couldn't hear. The video at the start of the tour is a sales pitch for weddings and parties to rent out spaces they have. In the gift shop there was more Puerto Rico and Ponce branded items than Don Q items. I enjoyed what I saw, but expected more unfortunately.
  • This museum was beautiful, and rich with the history of Ponce!! Our guide was amazing and extremely knowledgeable! The grounds were breathtaking and we are even considering getting married there! The Coco rum was delicious! This is a must see when visiting Puerto Rico!!
  • It's a lovely museum filled with the history of one of the biggest families of Ponce. The Japanese garden its gorgeous and peaceful. Easily will come back just for the garden.
  • I have visited this site twice now and enjoyed it even more each time. It is a quick history of the family who lived there and originally began the Don Q Rum industry. Easy to find way up on the high mountainside. The view from here is spectacular. Overlooks the whole of Ponce. Superb guides. Explain every detail. Stop at the bar and sample the rum before purchase. Enjoyed the movie as well as the walk throughout. No photography within the residence.
  • It was a beautiful experience and the view was amazing from the cross. The castle was beautiful and I recommend it to everyone.

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