Museo Castillo Serrallés

Museo Castillo Serrallés (17 Calle El Vigía, Ponce) — This beautiful attraction is located in the southern city of Ponce, which is about an hour drive from San Juan. It was home to the Serrallés family, founders of the distillery which brought us the Don Q rum. One of the architectural gems of Puerto Rico, it is the best evidence of the wealth produced by the turn-of-the-20th-century sugar boom. You must join a tour in order to see the interior of the museum. The tour guide will explain to you the history of the house, which is both interesting and fascinating. Highlights include panoramic courtyards, a baronial dining room, a small cafe and souvenir shop, and a series of photographs showing the tons of earth that were brought in for the construction of the terraced gardens, a beautiful place to sit outside the castle that overlooks the city.