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  1. Arecibo Lighthouse and Historical Park
    Built in 1898 by the Spaniards, the lighthouse still in use and was automated in 1964. In the premises, you'll find a museum with exhibits, a recreation area featuring a special area for children with replicas of ancient sailing ships and a pirate's island, a restaurant and sports facilities. Open Tue-Fri 9am-6pm, Sat-Sun 10am-7pm. Admissions: Adults $9, Children $7 and Parking $2. Reservation required for groups.

  2. (787) 880-7540 Fax (787) 880-7520

  3. The Art Museum of Frame Masters
    The museum features fine arts, paintings, sculptures, canvas reproductions, expert framings, and moldings.

  4. (787) 848-0307

  5. Caparra Ruins Historical Museum & Park
    The Caparra Ruins are those of an ancient fort where Ponce de León founded the first settlement on the island in 1508. The Museum of the Conquest and Colonization of Puerto Rico located near the ruins offers historical documents, exhibits and artifacts. Open Mon-Fri 9:00am-4:00pm.

  6. (787) 781-4795

  7. Casa Alegria Museum
    The Casa Alegria Museum, former residence of master painter Marco Juan Alegria, features an exhibit hall, an art school and memorabilia from past decades. Open Monday-Friday, 800am - 4:30pm.

  8. (787) 796-1030

  9. Casa Armstrong-Poventud
    Casa Armstrong-Poventud building is a magnificent example of the neoclassical architectural heritage of the island, this white-domed building on the west side of the main square houses the Puerto Rican Institute of Culture and the Puerto Rican Tourism Company's regional offices. Guided tours are available. Located In front of the town square. Mon-Fri 8am-noon, 1-4:30pm.Closed, awaiting restoration.

  10. (787) 844-8240
    (787) 840-5695

  11. Casa Blanca
    Casa Blanca was built in 1521 by the family of Ponce de León, who lived in it for 250 years until it became the residence of the Spanish and then the US military commander-in-chief. It is now a historical museum which is well worth a visit. It houses two museums, one on the Taino Indians and one on the house's history, with emphasis on life in the 16th and 18th centuries. Open Tues-Sun, guided tours Tues-Fri by appointment, admission US$2 adults, US$1 children.

  12. (787) 724-4102

  13. Casa Cautino
    A beautiful home designed in creole-style architecture. Located off town plaza. Open Tue-Sun 8:00am-4:30pm

  14. (787) 864-9083

  15. Casa de la Masacre de Ponce
    On March 21, 1937, one of the bloodiest events in Puerto Rico's political history, a group of Nationalists, who were denied a permit to hold a demonstration, dressed in black shirts and assembled before this building. As they marched to the tune of the Puerto Rican national anthem, a shot was fired--the origin of which was never determined. An exchange of gunfire ensued between the marchers and police. Twenty people were killed and hundreds injured. Today, the building is remembered as the "The House of the Ponce Massacre" in recognition of the tragic event.

  16. (787) 284-4141

  17. Casa de los Contrafuertes
    Periodic exhibitions are held in its Museum of Latin American Prints. Open Wed-Sun 9:00am-4:30pm.

  18. (787) 724-5477

  19. Casa de los Dos Zaguanes (House of the Two Foyers)
    Open Mon-Fri 8:00am-4:00pm

  20. (787) 724-5477

  21. Casa de Ramon Power y Girault
    Headquarters for the Conservation Trust of Puerto Rico. In this house, Don Ramón Power y Giralt was born on October 27, 1775, to a family of landowners. At age 34, he was elected to be the representative for Puerto Rico in the Spanish Courts. During his incumbency, he won many important economic and political reforms for his country. The house has been restored; it also serves as a conservation resource center, in which critical environmental issues can be explored through an interactive multimedia exhibition entitled OJO-ISLA. Open Tuesday through Saturday, from 10:00am to 4:00pm.

  22. (787) 722-5834

  23. Casa del Libro
    An 18 century house, today is a museum and library devoted to the art of printing and book-making. Home to nearly 5,000 rare works of all kinds including sketches, illustrations and ancient manuscripts, the institution boasts 350 works predating the 16th century. Among the museum’s most precious possessions are two royal mandates signed by Ferdinand and Isabella in 1493 concerning provisioning Columbus' fleet for his second voyage, during which Puerto Rico was discovered. Open Tue-Sat 11:00am - 4:30pm.

  24. (787) 723-0354

  25. Casa del Rey Museum
    Built in 1823 and restored by the Puerto Rican Institute of Culture in 1978. Open Monday-Friday, 8:00am - 4:30pm.

  26. (787) 796-1030

  27. Casa Escuté
    Open Mon-Fri 8am-4:30pm.

  28. (787) 701-0410

  29. Casa Paoli
    Casa Paoli located in Ponce houses exhibits on the singer's life as well as a shop displaying colorful papier-mache masks used in Ponce's annual Carnival celebrations. Mon-Fri 10am-noon, 2-5pm.

  30. (787) 840-4115

  31. Casa Roig Museum
    Built 1920 by Antonín Nechodoma, features contemporary art exhibitions.

  32. (787) 852-8380

  33. Casa Rosada
    Built in 1812 for the Spanish army. Today houses a government tourism office where you can pick up brochures, maps and a complimentary welcome cocktail made with Puerto Rican rum. Open daily from 8:00am - 5:00pm. Admission: $2.00 for adults and $1.00 for senior citizens and children.

  34. (787) 724-1454

  35. Cemi Museum
    Open Mon-Fri 8am-4:30pm. Sat-Sun 10am-3pm.

  36. (787) 828-1241

  37. Centro Cultural de Barceloneta
    Located in the heart of the city, the museum provides the cultural and historical about Barceloneta. Also features a collection of Arqueological artifacts and Taino pieces. Open Mon-Fri 8:30am-4pm.

  38. (787) 846-4199

  39. Convento de los Dominicos (Convent of the Dominican Order)
    The Dominican Convent was built by Dominican friars in 1523, this building has served alternately as a convent, as a shelter against Carib Indian raids, and as the Caribbean headquarters of the U.S. Army. The convent contains a small chapel museum. Open daily 8am-4:30pm.

  40. (787) 721-6866

  41. Francisco Oller and History Museum
    Open Mon-Fri 8:00am-noon, 1:00pm-4:00pm

  42. (787) 798-8191

  43. Francisco Oller Art and History Museum
    Located on the former Bayamon City Hall. The museum features memorabilia of the city's history, arts and sports. Located bewteen Maceo and Degetau Sts.

  44. (787) 785-6010

  45. Galeria de Arte y Museo
    Open Mon-Fri 9am-3pm.

  46. (787) 899-1660

  47. Historical Museum of Caguas
    Open Mon-Fri 8:00am-3:00pm

  48. (787) 746-0669

  49. La Casita
    Built in 1937 for the Department of Commerce and Agriculture. Today houses the Puerto Rico Tourism Company Information Center, providing brochures, walking tour maps and general information. A craft market is held on weekends at La Plaza Dársenas, the square that surrounds La Casita. Open Saturday through Wednesday from 9:00am to 8:00pm., Thursday and Friday from 9:00am to 5:30pm, and on weekends from 11am to 10pm.

  50. (787) 722-1709

  51. Museo Bibiloteca Dr. Jose Celso Barbosa
    Former home of José Celso Barbosa, who is often referred as the father of statehood. The museum features objects that belonged to Barbosa, such as family photos, medals, and certificates. Open Mon-Fri 8:00am-noon 1:00pm-4:00pm

  52. (787) 977-2700

  53. Museo Casa Canales

  54. (787) 828-4094

  55. Museo Casa Cautino

  56. (787) 864-9083

  57. Museo Casa Natal de Luis Munoz Rivera
    Open Fri-Sun 8:00am-noon 1:00pm-4:30pm

  58. (787) 857-0230

  59. Museo Casa Pueblo
    Casa Pueblo features a library, gallery, activity room, office and an artisan shop. Open daily from 8:30am to 3:30pm

  60. (787) 829-4842

  61. Museo Casa Wiechers-Villaronga
    Early 20th century house design by famous architect Alfredo Wiechers for his own family. It contains the original 1911 furniture and architectural details traditional in Ponce urban homes. Recently restored by the Instituto de Cultura Puertorriqueña. Open Wed-Sunday, 8am-4:20pm

  62. (787) 848-7016

  63. Museo Castillo Serralles
    Built the '30s by rum baron Juan Eugenio Serralles. Considered 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. Today stands as museum dedicated to the history of the sugar and rum industries. Tue-Thr 9:30am-5pm; Fri-Sun 9:30am-5:30pm. Close on Mondays. Free transportation from Plaza Las Delicias de Ponce via trolley. Admission $5 adults, $2.50 seniors, $2.50 children under 16. Call for group reservations.

  64. (787) 259-1774

  65. Museo de Aguada
    A former railroad station building is home of an interesting array of relics of early Puerto Rico settlers, including some from the Taíno indian precolonization times. Mon-Fri 8am-noon. reservations required.

  66. (787) 868-3960

  67. Museo de Antropologia, Historia e Arte
    Located on the campus of the University of Puerto Rico. The museum presents a balanced view of the history, archeology and fine arts of the island. Among their exhibits, excellent collection of paintings by Puerto Rican talents Francisco Oller and Jose Campeche.

  68. (787) 764-3939

  69. Museo de Arte Contemporáneo Universidad del Sagrado Corazon
    The museum has a permanent collection of works by Latin, Caribbean, and Puerto Rican artists, as well as a center for the documentation and investigation of the arts, the museum also offers educational activities.Free admission. Open Tuesday through Saturday - 10 am a 4 pm Sunday - 12 pm a 5 pm. Mondays closed. Store hours: Tuesday through Friday - 10 am a 4 pm Saturday and Sunday - 12pm a 4 pm - (787) 977-2106.

  70. (787) 268-0049
    Fax (787) 977-4036

  71. Museo de Arte de Ponce
    The Ponce Museum of Art holds works by Puerto Rican and other Latin American artists. It has one of the most important pre-Raphaelite collections in the Western Hemisphere, which include pieces by a respectable representation of European artists, like Van Dyck, Reubens, Rodin, Delacroix and Gainsborough. The building, was designed by Edward Durell Stone (Museum of Modern Art, NY). Open daily 10am-5pm. Admission: Adults $3, children $2.

  72. (787) 848-0505
    (787) 848-5011

  73. Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico
    The Museum features Puerto Rico's most treasured works of art, among them works of Francisco Oller, Jose Campeche and Angel Botello. This 1920s neo-classical structure it is considered an artistic masterpiece in itself. The facilities include a 400-seat theater, Pikayo restaurant, gardens, and workshops rooms. Open Tuesday to Sunday from 10am to 5pm and Wednesday from 10am to 8pm. Admission: adults $5.00, children $2.50 and senior citizens $2.50

  74. (787) 977-6277

  75. Museo de Arte e Historia de Arecibo

  76. Museo de Arte e Historia de San Juan
    Showcases contemporary Puerto Rican sculptures and clay work. The museum exhibits include: paintings, sculptures and an important collection of santos. Tours available in Spanish and English, the tour features a documentary about San Juan's history, from 1521 to the present day. Open Monday through Friday, from 8am to 4pm.

  77. (787) 724-1875

  78. Museo de Arte, Historia y Cultura Casa Alonso
    The museum is housed in a neoclassic Creole style of Spanish masonry, pebbles, bricks and wood. The museum opened its doors to the public in September of 1992. It was designated a National Historic Site by the U.S. Interior Dept. in 1996.

  79. (787) 855-1364

  80. Museo de Historia de Ponce
    Museo de Historia de Ponce was built in 1911, lived in by the Salazar family. In 1992, became a museum, displaying documents, objects and relics related to the historical development of the city. Open Mon, Wed-Fri 9:00am - 5:00pm, Sat-Sun 10:00am - 6:00pm. Admission: Adults $3, seniors and children $1.

  81. (787) 844-7071
    Fax (787) 259-1316

  82. Museo de la Farmacia

  83. (787) 758-2525 ext. 5425

  84. Museo de la Masacre

  85. Museo de la Música Puertorriqueña
    The Museum of Puerto Rican Music is dedicated to preserve the traditions of Puerto Rican music. traces the rich musical history of the island through memorabilia of famous musicians and displays of Indian, Spanish and African musical instruments. Open Wed-Sun 9am-noon, 1-5:30pm. Admission $1.

  86. (787) 844-9722

  87. Museo de Recursos Historicos de Lares
    Open Monday to Friday from 8am to 4pm and Saturdays from 11am to 4pm.

  88. (787) 563-7883

  89. Museo de Las Américas
    Take a crash course in the cultures of North Central and South America by walking through this museum located in Cuartel Ballajá, a series of restored buildings originally used to house Spanish troops and their families. Its permanent collection features a colorful exhibit of the popular arts in the Americas, archaeological finds of the Ballajá area and changing exhibitions. Open Tuesday through Friday, 10am to 4pm., and weekends, 11am to 5pm.

  90. (787) 724-5052, (787) 723-4481

  91. Museo de Los Proceres
    The museum includes a sculpture exhibition of national leaders, an Indian Culture gallery, exhibits of Puerto Rican contemporary artists, a collection of paintings and a theater for plays and conferences. Free admission. Open Mon-Sat 8am - 4:30pm.

  92. (787) 255-1580

  93. Museo de Pablo Casals
    The Pablo Casals Museum is located in San Jose Plaza in Old San Juan, next to San Jose Church. Original manuscripts of Casals music, his cello and piano are on display in the main hall. Admission $1 adult and $.50 children up to 12. Open Tue-Sat 9:30am - 5:30pm.

  94. (787) 723-9185

  95. Museo de Pancho Coimbre

  96. (787) 840-4141, ext 463

  97. Museo del Grabado Latinoamericano

  98. Museo del Indio
    The Museum features photographic exhibits of indigenous people and dioramas that use artifacts, tools and stone carvings to illustrate their way of life. Located on the first floor of the Institute of Puerto Rican culture. Open daily, 9am to 4:30pm.

  99. (787) 724-0700, ext. 4223

  100. Museo del Niño
    Museo del Niño is the first museum dedicated entirely to exhibits for children in Puerto Rico. Kids can talk to other countries on short wave radio, walk through the giant Human Heart exhibit, and take a stroll at La Placita, a miniature town plaza featuring a bank, city hall and other buildings constructed to kid scale. The museum also features environmental and health exhibits that illustrate how the body works and hands-on recycling demonstrations. Open Tue-Thu 9:30am - 3:30pm; Fri 10am - 5pm; Sat-Sun 12:30 - 5pm. Admission: Adults $3, children $2.50.

  101. (787) 722-3791
    (787) 725-7214
    Fax (787) 723-2058

  102. Museo Felisa Rincon de Gautier
    Former home of one of San Juan's most popular mayors. The museum that honors the first woman to serve as mayor of San Juan, from 1946 to 1968, it features photographs of important moments in her colorful career, many of her honorary degrees and awards, an impressive collection of keys to American and European cities, as well as several of her dresses, elaborate wigs and elegant fans. Open Mon-Fri 9:00am-4:00pm

  103. (787) 723-1897

  104. Museo Historico de Coamo
    Elegant masonry home converted into a museum with turn-of-the-century furnishings and local history displays. Open daily: 8:00am-noon 1:00pm-4:00pm.

  105. (787) 825-1150 Ext. 206

  106. Museo Indigena de Jayuya

  107. (787) 828-1241

  108. Museo Juan Antonio Corretjer

  109. (787) 871-3500

  110. Museo Mariana Bracetti
    The museum exhibits includes local crafts, painting and historic photos of the town. Open Mon-Fri noon-3pm.

  111. (787) 636-7198

  112. Museo Puertorriqueño del Deporte Albergue Olimpico

  113. (787) 824-2200

  114. Museo Walter McJones

  115. (787) 847-2275

  116. Museum Fort Count Mirasol
    The Museum Fort Count Mirasol is open to the public; Wednesday through Sunday from 10am to 4pm.

  117. (787) 741-1717

  118. Parque de Bombas
    Located in Ponce, this unique red and black, century old wooden firehouse is a landmark (and still in use). There are exhibits on the second floor, and the municipal band plays a free concert every Sunday night. Wed-Mon 9:30am-6pm. Admission is free.

  119. (787) 284-4141, ext. 342.

  120. Alfredo Ramirez de Arellano y Rosell Art Museum
    Art museum and library displays collections of religious art and objects. Open Wed-Sun 10:00am-noon 1:00pm-3:00pm

  121. (787) 892-8870

  122. University of Puerto Rico Mayaguez Campus Planetarium

  123. (787) 265-3844

  124. Casa Degetau
    Former home of Federico Degetau, who was Puerto Rico's first Resident Commissioner in Washington.

  125. (787) 735-3871

  126. Abelardo Diaz Alfaro Pink House

  127. (787) 286-7640

  128. African Heritage Museum

  129. (787) 724-4294

  130. Amphiteatro Tito Puente

  131. (787) 751-3353

  132. Galeria de Arte y Museo
    Showing antique equipment such as cameras and typewriters, as well as paintings and hammered copperware. Open Mon-Fri 9am-1pm.

  133. (787) 899-1660

  134. Museo de Arte Dr. Pío López Martínez
    The musuem was officially inaugurated on June 11, 1979. The collection of the museum is composed of the artistic work and the belongings of the painter Ramón Frade. The collection includes oils, watercolors, pastels and drawings as well as its library, furniture and documents. Open Mon-Fri from 8am to 4:30pm and Sat-Sun from 11am to 5pm. Works of another well-known artist, Lorenzo Homar, are also exhibited.

  135. (787) 738-2161 x 2209, 2191

  136. Sala de Exhibiciones Rafael Carrión Pacheco
    The exhibition explores the influence of money in our daily life. Money can tell something about ourselves, what we value, our history, our culture and how do we relate to the world. A family-oriented exhibition includes interactive activities, a guide to school teachers who bring their groups and access to pieces of the valuable Numismatics Collection of the Banco Popular.

  137. (787) 725-8861, ext. 1244

  138. Museo de Arte Casa Estudio Alfredo Ramírez Arellano Rosello
    Built in 1903, today is home of the Historic Museum of San Germán.

  139. (787) 892-8870

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