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Museo de Casa Blanca

1 Calle San Sebastian | Old San Juan, San Juan 00926-7354, Puerto Rico
+1 787-725-1454
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Nice historical building with a beutiful ocean view and lush gardens!

Built in 1521 as a “strong-house” for conquistador Ponce de Leon (who died before it was... read more

Reviewed 6 September 2017
Ivette L
San Juan, Puerto Rico
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If you like history, you will enjoy the house that Ponce de Keon ordered to build, but never lived... read more

Reviewed 17 August 2017
Luz V
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Built in 1521 as a home for Governor Juan Ponce de Leon, today this historic landmark contains two interesting museums of Indian and colonial artifacts.
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1 Calle San Sebastian | Old San Juan, San Juan 00926-7354, Puerto Rico
+1 787-725-1454

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Reviewed 6 September 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 family and other Spanish settlers at a time of attacks...More

Thank Ivette L
Reviewed 17 August 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 hundreds of years. Very interesting!

Thank Luz V
Reviewed 14 June 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 street.

Thank James M
Reviewed 5 June 2017 via mobile

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.

1  Thank Jean M
Reviewed 1 June 2017

Aim for the white building at the very top of the hill, where Calle San Sebastián 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 for hundreds of years....More

Thank bsfog
Reviewed 28 May 2017 via mobile

After wandering a bit to find the entrance we finally visited the Casa Blanca and enjoyed it a lot. The house was built over several centuries and the visit will allow you to witness some evidence of its "cumulative architecture" . Make sure to climb...More

Thank MMFoucher
Reviewed 7 May 2017

Casa Blanca is one of the oldest structures in Old San Juan. It was built for the family of Ponce de Leon, the first governor of the island but he died before it was completed. Since then the house has been used for many purposes....More

2  Thank Beyondships
Reviewed 7 April 2017

The Museo de Casa Blanca is a fantastic museum located just minutes away from the San Juan National Historic Site. Dating back approximately 500 years, the history of Puerto Rico is on complete display here and is absolutely worth the detour.

Thank Fadamos
Reviewed 26 March 2017 via mobile

Beautiful example of one of the earlist structures in the city with detailed explanation of construction techniques and the evolution of the complex. The first floor is decorated with period pieces that transport you in time. Small museum well worth every minute. Very inexpensive entrance...More

Thank Brooke P
Reviewed 20 March 2017

When visiting Old San Juan this is a must stop. Inexpensive to see. Although it is very plain and run-down, you get an idea how it was to live back in the 1500's. Very nice views while standing on the different balconies. Needs a bit...More

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