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

Casa de los Contrafuertes is located in Old San Juan, so those visiting this area of Puerto Rico will be excited to have easy site access during their visit. Although the region isn't a massive tourist destination, you'll still find a sizable number of hotel 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
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

Island staples like working on one's golf game and beach-going are by no means hard to come by and are within close proximity. Vacationers who are interested in testing their skillfulness around the green, can do so at the closest option, which is Fort Buchanan Golf Club. If golfing isn't your thing, you're not out of luck - head to Escambrion Beach, the closest beach. Also, at least two other beach and golf opportunities are located in the community. Visitors will find a variety of indoor places to visit within a reasonable distance. There are a couple of additional attractions worth visiting in the area -Museum Of Our African Heritage and Pablo Casals Museum- both of which are found within a couple miles of the historic site.


Operating Hours

Give the historic site a call in advance to find out the exact hours of operation.


If you need to know the price of admission, call Casa de los Contrafuertes beforehand to find out if they charge, and if so, how much.

Contact Information

Phone Number: (787) 724-5477

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


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