Casa de los Contrafuertes

This old and large house was built in the early 1700's and is rich in the traditional Spanish Architecture. Today it is the location of a small museum features some history of pharmacies on the island, and an art gallery.

What to Expect

Those who visit La Casa de los Contrafuertes will also be able to explore the museum and art gallery housed inside it.

Visitors will be able to pick out the building thanks to its cream colored walls that are accented by a pastel green-blue on the columns.

Staying Close

Consider staying in Old San Juan if you plan on visiting Casa de los Contrafuertes, since travelers to this part of Puerto Rico will have the benefit of easy access to this historic attraction throughout their trip. Even though this location isn't a massive tourist destination, you will still find a reasonable selection of lodging options to pick from.

Hotels near Casa de los Contrafuertes
Hotel Type Distance Direction
Tree House in San Juan Hostel 0.0 mi. (0.2 km) SW
The Gallery Inn Hotel 0.1 mi. (0.3 km) ENE
Hotel El Convento Hotel 0.1 mi. (0.2 km) SW
Villa Herencia B & B 0.2 mi. (0.2 km) SW
Hotel Plaza de Armas Old San Juan Hotel 0.2 mi. (0.1 km) S
Sj Suites Hotel Hotel 0.2 mi. (0.2 km) SE
Hotel Milano Hotel 0.2 mi. (0.3 km) SE

Location and What's Nearby

There are a couple of close-by alfresco options to enjoy when you and your party aren't exploring Casa de los Contrafuertes. Historic site visitors also hoping to play a round or two of golf will be pleased to learn of the closest golf course to the museum, Fort Buchanan Golf Club. Many hours can also be planned at Escambron Beach, the closest beach. Though the selection might be scarce, a couple other similar outdoor activities to choose from nearby. Historic site visitors will find multiple indoor places to visit in this general area. Just a short distance away you will find two additional nearby places you may want to check out--Museum Of Our African Heritage and Pablo Casals Museum.


Operating Hours

The daily schedule for this historical site is not readily available, meaning your party's top chance at success is phoning ahead to make certain the property is open to guests during the time you and your companions plan to head over.


Show up at this landmark ready to pay for the price of admission, which you can figure out by phoning ahead.

Contact Information

Phone Number: (787) 724-5477

Location: 101 Calle San Sebastian, Old San Juan, Puerto Rico


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