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Ponce and the Southern Coast Sights

Castillo Serrallés

  • 17 El Vigía Map It
  • El Vigía
  • House/Mansion/Villa

Updated 03/27/2014

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This lovely Spanish-style villa—such a massive house that people in the town below referred to it as a castle—was built in the 1930s for Ponce's wealthiest family, the makers of Don Q rum. Guided tours give you a glimpse into the lifestyle of a sugar baron. The dining room is a highlight, with its original hand-carved furnishings. A permanent exhibit explains the area's sugarcane and rum industries. The extensive garden, with sculptured bushes and a shimmering reflection

pool, is considered the best-kept on the island. The large cross looming over the house is an observatory you can visit; from the top, you can see all the way to the Caribbean Sea.

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17 El Vigía, Ponce, 00730, Puerto Rico

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Sight Details:

  • $12.80, includes admission to Cruceta El Vigía, Japanese Garden, and Butterfly Garden
  • Thurs.–Sun. 9:30–5:30

Updated 03/27/2014


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