Museo Castillo Serralles

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The rum and sugar industry have long been an important part of the economy in Puerto Rico. At Museo Castillo Serralles, visitors will have the opportunity to learn more about the industry.

Exhibits and Offerings

Start at the La Hacienda Mercedita, which was the home of the Serralles family, who own the rum distillery which produces Don Q Puerto Rican Rum. Inside is a museum dedicated to the history of rum making on the island, and visitors will have the opportunity to tour the refurbished home and see how the Serralles family lived. Next, wonder outside through the gardens, which are very well-kept, and features a calming fountain. Don't forget to visit the gift shop and cafe before you head out for the day.

At the museum, you'll have access to a tasty eatery where patrons can mingle and fill their stomachs.

Staying Close

Museo Castillo Serralles is located in Ponce, ensuring guests staying in this region of Puerto Rico will have convenient access to the museum during their time there. While the area isn't a massive tourist destination, you'll still find a fair number of accommodations to choose from.

Hotels near Museo Castillo Serralles
Hotel Type Distance Direction
Ponce Plaza Hotel & Casino Hotel 0.6 mi. (0.6 km) SE
Hotel Belgica Hotel 0.6 mi. (0.4 km) SSE
Hotel Meliá Hotel 0.7 mi. (0.7 km) SE
Howard Johnson Ponce Hotel 2.9 mi. (4.3 km) E

Location and What's Nearby

Although many visitors will enjoy eating on-site during their visit to the museum, there are other options. If you're time spent at the museum has got your stomach growling, consider heading to one of the local eateries in the same area. The nearest restaurant is Lola's Eclectic Cuisine, which serves eclectic food. The dining establishment is a brief distance off, but distant enough that you will want to decide on having a particular mode of transport to get there. Melao and La Ceiba are additional refreshment choices nearby. At La Ceiba you and your party will not want to get up and go without trying their specialty, comfort food.


Operating Hours

Museo Castillo Serralles is open between the hours of 9:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m., with the last tour beginning at 5:15 p.m. It is closed on Monday.


The cost of admission is $5(USD) for adults, and $2.50(USD) for children.

Contact Information

Phone Number: (787) 259-1774

Location: 17 El Vigia, Ponce, Puerto Rico



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