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Museum of Puerto Rico Music, Ponce

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Historic Site
The Museo de la Música Puertorriqueña is a museum in Ponce, Puerto Rico, that showcases the development of Puerto Rican music, with displays of Taíno, Spanish, and African musical instruments that were played in the romantic danza genre, the favorite music of 19th-century Puerto Rican high society, as well as the more African-inspired bomba and plena styles. Also on display are memorabilia of composers and performers. The Museum traces the rich musical history of Puerto Rico through memorabilia of prominent musicians and displays of the musical instruments associated with the three genres of music that originated in this Caribbean island.The building that houses the museum is known as Casa Serrallés and it was the former downtown residence of Juan Eugenio Serrallés and his family, owners of Destilería Serrallés and makers of the Don Q rum.HistoryIn 1986, the Ponce Municipal Government purchased the Castillo Serrallés to turn it into the Museum of Puerto Rican Music. However, the idea of turning Castillo Serrallés into a music museum was subsequently discarded.In 1991 the first headquarters of the Museo de la Musica Puertorriqueña were located at 70 Cristina Street in what is now the Centro Cultural de Ponce. The pastel villa building was built by a well known architect named Juan Bertoli Calderoni, who also built many other buildings throughout Puerto Rico. It was designed in the neo-classic architectural style, specifically a French style architecture.
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  • As a musician I was really excited to visit this museum in Ponce and was completely crushed when we arrived and it was closed for unknown reasons. The guard at the back shooed us away and shouted "Clo...  more »
  • It was an experience in itself. Looking at Folk and Popular music, its interpreters and how the world has embraced our musical legends.  more »
  • If you are interested in a few old string instruments and drums, in a few rooms, with no actual music involved, then this is the place for you! The architecture of the building is actually more intere...  more »
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  • Just went and the place seems to have closed permanently. Can't say if this is forever but if it is true it will have been a great loss to the city of Ponce :(.
  • The museum is great not only for the instruments and the history, but the house is a beauty in itself. If you go there look at the floor is a good example of local hydraulic tiles (losa criolla).
  • If your a musician or appreciates music and culture this is the place to be! The tour guide was well informed, she even gave demonstration of some of the instruments. It was free of cost, and makes a great place to visit while sightseeing.
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