Museo de Arte de Ponce, Ponce

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Survey more than 4,000 European and Latin American art pieces at Museo de Arte de Ponce, the largest art museum in the Caribbean. Puerto Rican industrialist Luis A. Ferre opened the museum in 1965, incorporating his own massive collection of European art. Admire an array of notable pre-Raphaelite paintings, Italian and Spanish collections, and works by distinguished local artists. See pieces by famous painters such as Rubens, Murillo, and Delacroix, and check out the temporary exhibits often hosted here. See Museo de Arte de Ponce and all Ponce has to offer by arranging your trip with our Ponce travel itinerary maker.
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  • August 14, 2017
    It would much help if the museum had a map and rooms will be numbered walk in the order by centuries. At present time it is impossible to follow in this order. The temperature in the museum very cold,...  more »
  • August 12, 2017
    What a beautiful place the Art center is with the music hall and the stop by the Trolley. There is plenty of parking at the gates but be aware they will no open until 10am on the nose. The security gu...  more »
  • August 11, 2017
    This is one of our island greatest treasures. They tend to have 3 - 4 special collections each year, always a good reason to visit. We prefer to visit early Saturdays. The one hour tour is always exce...  more »
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  • June 30, 2017
    The museum is well laid out. It is small, but it has different sections. It has a nice ambience, well lit and cool ac. There isn't much diversity in terms of painting style, periods or themes.
  • July 3, 2017
    Great collection of art. Great atmosphere. One of my favorite places in Puerto Rico
  • April 15, 2017
    Nice permanent and visiting collections make this a great destination for art lovers. My 8 yr old and I enjoyed wandering and discussing the art styles thru the ages. The Granada garden is a nice outdoors space. We spent ~2hrs.
  • May 16, 2017
    It may be the biggest art museum in the Caribbean, but ... I didn't find it all that impressive. The building is beautiful. We found one of the temporary exhibits significantly more interesting than the permanent collection.
  • January 16, 2017
    They have a large collection of highly valued historic paintings, as well as sculptures and other forms of art. The museum also has a coffee shop where you can find delicious coffee (truly!), home-made muffins, a selection of sandwiches, croissants, hummus toasts, among other tasty things to eat. You can also find a store where you can find many interesting gifts or souvenirs and a restaurant. Overall it is a great experience to just either have coffee with a good book and/or enjoy the majestic collections.

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