Museums of Ponce

Get Caribbean cultured with a visit to some of PuertoRico ‘s famous museums. Los Museos de Ponce!

Museo de Arte de Ponce (The Ponce Art Museum)

  • Address:  2325 Ave. Las Americas Ponce
  • Phone:  787 848 0505
  • Website: http://www.museoarteponce.org/
  • Price:  Admission $4 adults, $2 children under 12

 

See work by Puerto Rican Artists and a world-renowned permanent collection of European Art from the past 5 centuries including the breathtaking “Flaming June” by Lord Frederic Leighton, painted in 1895. Throwing in a modern twist: visitors are greeted at the museum grounds by a Roy Lichtenstein sculpture: “Brushstrokes in Flight”.

Current Exhibition-Julio Micheli – Beetles of Puerto Rico

You can still see the beautiful, exotic graphite portraits of Longhorned Woodboring Beetles by Julio Micheli, an entomologist, professor, and artist, on display until October 3, 2011.  No need to be an entomologist to enjoy this exhibition.   The delicate nature of the beetle’s long antenna and their beautiful silhouettes are sure inspire any design aesthetic.  And if you are feeling adventures like The Captain, you can travel a little over an hour to the Museum of Entomology in San Juan (http://museo.eea.uprm.edu/).

 

El Museo Castillo Serrallés (Serrallés Castle)

  • Address: El Vigía 17, Ponce
  • Location: El Vigía Hill
  • Phone:  787-259-1774
  • Website:
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  • Price:  $9 adults, $4.50 seniors, $4 children and students.
  • Feel like royalty and visit a beautiful castle that overlooks Ponce.  Juan Eugenio Serrallés built this mansion in the 1920’s.  Enjoy the museum and learn about the sugar cane and rum industries in Puerto Rico while letting your mind wander around the many outside gardens and stunning architecture.

    Museo de la Historia de Ponce (Museum of the History of Ponce)

    • Address:  Calle Reina Isabel 51-53 Ponce, Puerto Rico
    • Location:  At Calle Mayor
    • Phone:  787/844-7071
    • Price: Free admission

    Learn a little bit about this city’s history while roaming around a beautiful museum filled with porch balconies, interior patios, mosaics, stained-glass windows, doors used as windows, and pressed-tin ceilings.

     

    Captain Tim
    Captain Tim

    Captain Tim is the founder of Caribbean Trading Company in Puerto Rico. Many years ago Captain Tim was a normal everyday guy who decided to do what so many people only dream about. He moved to the Caribbean. Traveling throughout the islands, he has the joy of sharing this lifestyle and its flavors with the world.