Ponce and the Porta Caribe Sights

Castillo Serrallés

  • 17 El Vigía Map It
  • El Vigía
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  • Fodor's Choice

Published 10/04/2016

Fodor's Review

This lovely Spanish-style villa—so massive that townspeople dubbed it a castle—was built in the 1930s for Ponce's wealthiest family, the makers of Don Q rum. Guided tours provide a glimpse into the lifestyle of a sugar baron, and a permanent exhibit explains the area's sugarcane and rum industries. The dining room, with original hand-carved furnishings, and the extensive garden, with sculptured bushes and a shimmering reflection pool, are highlights. A large cross looming over the house is an observatory; from the top, you can see the Caribbean.

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17 El Vigía, Ponce, n/a Puerto Rico, 00730, Puerto Rico

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  • $12.80 adults, $5.50 kids, with Japanese garden, cross observatory, and butterfly sanctuary

Published 10/04/2016


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