Ponce and the Southern Coast Sights

Castillo Serrallés

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

Published 02/01/2016

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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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Sight Details:

  • $8.50, $12.80 with Japanese garden and cross
  • Wed.–Sun. 9:30–5:30

Published 02/01/2016


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