Museo de Casa Blanca, San Juan

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Take in over 500 years of history at Museo de Casa Blanca, once the residence of Juan Ponce de Leon. Originally a fortified residence protecting the conquistadors from indigenous rebellions, today the house museum displays artifacts and elegant furnishings in rooms with sweeping views over the bay. Walk through the lush terraced gardens and visit the adjoining barracks, now an art gallery displaying contemporary work. Friendly, informative staff will happily answer any of your questions, and you can pick up a pamphlet to supplement your visit. To fully appreciate the epic history of the structure, take one of the guided tours offered daily. Plan your Museo de Casa Blanca visit and explore what else you can see and do in San Juan using our San Juan road trip site .
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  • September 6, 2017
    Built in 1521 as a “strong-house” for conquistador Ponce de Leon (who died before it was completed), Casa Blanca was the first fortification in San Juan, designed as a refuge for the Ponce de Leon fam...  more »
  • August 17, 2017
    If you like history, you will enjoy the house that Ponce de Keon ordered to build, but never lived it since he died in Florida looking for the "fountain of youth". This house stayed in the family for ...  more »
  • June 14, 2017
    Worth a visit if you are in the neighborhood. Interesting architecture (ask about the dungeon), pretty gardens, cheap entry fee. Good views of the town, not easy to find at the end of a dead end stree...  more »
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  • July 5, 2017
    It's been years opening that museum. Something to learn more from our history and how had started a new society since 16 century until now.
  • January 31, 2017
    Needs a lot of work & upkeep. Looks like it's been a victim of the island's financial woes. The garden would be amazing if they actually took care of it.
  • December 22, 2016
    Nice museum! Limited hours. Beautiful gardens!
  • July 1, 2017
    One word: romance.
  • December 8, 2016
    Nice views outside, but not much inside the museum/house.

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