Casa Blanca

San Juan, PR
Type: History Museums
(787) 725-1454
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Casa Blanca, located in Old San Juan, Puerto Rico, is a historic residence with a fascinating history dating back to the early days of Spanish colonial rule. Built in 1521, Casa Blanca was originally constructed as the residence for Juan Ponce de León, the first governor of Puerto Rico, and his family. Although Ponce de León never lived there due to his expedition to Florida, the house remained in the family for over 250 years.

The structure of Casa Blanca exemplifies the architectural style of the early colonial period, featuring thick walls, wooden beams, and open courtyards that provide a cool retreat from the tropical heat. The house has been meticulously preserved and restored, offering visitors a glimpse into the living conditions and lifestyle of Spanish colonial aristocracy. The interior is furnished with period pieces, including antiques and artifacts that reflect the history and culture of Puerto Rico during the 16th and 17th centuries.

Today, Casa Blanca operates as a museum managed by the Institute of Puerto Rican Culture. Visitors can explore the various rooms and courtyards, learning about the history of the Ponce de León family and the early colonial period of Puerto Rico. The museum also features beautifully landscaped gardens that overlook San Juan Bay, providing a peaceful and scenic environment. Casa Blanca is open to the public year-round, but it is advisable to check for current hours of operation and any special events or exhibitions that may be taking place during your visit.

Besides this history museum, there are two more history museums listed in San Juan. There's also twelve attractions listed in this city in other categories. You will find the exact location of Casa Blanca on the map above. If you need any other information on Casa Blanca that is not listed here, please call (787) 725-1454 or visit their website.

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Opening Hours Wednesday to Sunday: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Year Established 1967

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