Ponce and the Porta Caribe Sights

Casa Wiechers-Villaronga

  • 106 Calle Reina Map It
  • Ponce
  • Fodor's Choice

Published 10/04/2016

Fodor's Review

In a city filled with neoclassical confections, this is one of the most elaborate. Alfredo B. Wiechers, who returned to his native Ponce after studying architecture in Paris, designed the house. Though small in scale compared with some of its neighbors, it makes a big impression with details like huge arched windows and a massive rooftop gazebo. No wonder that soon after it was completed in 1911 the Villaronga-Mercado family decided to make it their own. Check out the stained-glass windows and other fanciful touches. Inside you'll find original furnishings and exhibits on Wiechers and other Ponce architects of his era. The house, restored by the Institute of Puerto Rican Culture, now operates as the Museum of Puerto Rican Architecture.

Sight Information

Address:

106 Calle Reina, at Calle Méndez Vigo, Ponce, n/a Puerto Rico, 00730, Puerto Rico

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Phone:

787-843–3363

Sight Details:

  • Free

Published 10/04/2016

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