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Museo de Casa Blanca, San Juan

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History Museum Museum
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. Add Museo de Casa Blanca and other attractions to your San Juan trip itinerary using our San Juan vacation trip planner.
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  • 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 »
  • In Old San Juan, beautiful, quiet, and well kept. I believe it was only $3 admission, worth the quick stop, easily accesible by walking in Viejo San Juan. Can view all in less than an hour.  more »
  • Aim for the white building at the very top of the hill, where Calle San SebastiĆ”n ends. Pay $3 to tour this quiet, airy space and learn how the house was built for Ponce de Leon and how it was used fo...  more »
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  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Nice museum! Limited hours. Beautiful gardens!
  • One word: romance.
  • Nice views outside, but not much inside the museum/house.

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