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Ponce History Museum, Ponce

(4.2/5 based on 70+ reviews on the web)
The most complete history museum of the country, Ponce History Museum offers insight into the development of Puerto Rico from its first Taino inhabitants to the present day. Start your tour with the first exhibition hall, and learn about the nature of the country, the mountains, plains, and climate. Moving on to the ten remaining halls, you'll see a representation of a pre-Hispanic settlement and the different ethnicities that merged together, all the way to contemporary architecture, politics, and culture. To visit Ponce History Museum and get the most from your holiday in Ponce, create itinerary details personal to you using our Ponce tour planner.
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  • Displays were primarily in Spanish, but there were a few English bits and there were quite a few rooms to walk through. Free admission, open everyday (I believe). Most Ponce museums are closed on Tues...  more »
  • Make sure if you visit one museum in Ponce it is this one! We learned more about the city and its history during our visit than we had in anything we had read the previous week. Best part? It's in an ...  more »
  • TA said this was open at 9 am. Got there at 9:45. Sign for hours of operation said 10 am to 4:30 pm. Waited until 10:30 and no one showed up to open the place. Looked nice from the outside, but we wan...  more »
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  • great exhibits and great coffee. They even have soy, almond ans coconut milk.
  • My family house, built by my grandfather Dr. Guillermo Ermelindo Salazar Palau in 1911 as a wedding present to my grandmother, 16 year old Sara Isabel Rivera Carbonell. Visited regulary during my childhood and up until it was converted in a museum. I have wonderful memories of Sunday lunches with all the cousins, aunt, uncles and my grandmother, who lived in the house until her demise. A must see if you go to Ponce ... A glimpse into an era long gone, our heritage and history. Don't miss it!
  • Beautiful museum with amazing pieces of art.
  • I love when I went to the muswo
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