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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  • Built for the conquistador, Ponce de Leon, this was the first fortification in San Juan. It's now a museum, but I feel more could have been made of it, though at $3 entrance fee it's very good value f...  more »
  • First, you should literally go just for the breeze and views. You can see the governors mansion, and old San Juan from above. Admission was $3.00 which I thought was a steal. This home is huge. You ca...  more »
  • Founded in the 1521, is considered the structure more ancient in Puerto Rico. Located in San Juan, this museum holds the details of the time.
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  • Reached this place by accident. Never had heard of this museum. Although facilities need improvement I have to admit that essence of it is outstanding (well if your a history geek). Definitely will visit again to see the different artistic movements that take place here.
  • A quieter museum in Old San Juan. The interiors were basically undamaged by the storms, and the gardens have since been returned to an appreciable state. Excellent for learning about construction styles changing over the centuries. Also great for picturesque views of the water and old town in general. Lovely cats roaming about too!
  • Had a good tour guide, but after the hurricane it didn't look great. It's free though you can probably see it all in 5-10 minutes
  • Quaint, old style hotel. Miguel the afternoon 3/11 receptionist, concierge, greeter all around guy is the best. Anything we needed or wanted to know he made possible. All were nice but he stood out. Hotel was very clean & in walking distance of numerous shops & restaurants. I would definitely recommend it.
  • Best puertorrican food ever. Love the decor.

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