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

Those wishing to visit Casa de los Contrafuertes may choose to book their trip in Old San Juan, since guests staying in this area of Puerto Rico will have the benefit of convenient access to the historical site for the duration of their trip. There is a reasonably good selection of lodgings in the region around this historical site.

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
The Caleta Guesthouse Hotel 0.2 mi. (0.2 km) SW
Sj Suites Hotel Hotel 0.2 mi. (0.2 km) SE

Location and What's Nearby

Of course, one of the most enjoyable possibilities while spending some time exploring the area could be sharing a dish at a restaurant within traveling distance of this historical site. The nearest place to eat is Restaurante Baru, a great location to enjoy a meal at on your way to spending some time at Casa de los Contrafuertes. It is maybe about less than a hundred yards away from this landmark, so grab a table and place your order. Also within reach, you will have eateries like Ikon Restaurant & Bar and Gallery Inn Restaurant where you may try a bite of Creole fare and experience the culture of Puerto Rico.


Operating Hours

The operating hours for the historic site aren't readily available, meaning your smartest chance at success is phoning ahead to ensure the institution will be open for business during the time you and your party intend to make an appearance.


Show up at Casa de los Contrafuertes prepared to pay the price of admission, which your party 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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