Castillo Serralles, a 4 story mansion built in the early 1930’s designed with an elegant Spanish revival style. The mansion was built by Juan Serrales, son of Juan Serralles, founder of Destileria Serralles (Serralles Distillery), which was the family’s headquarters for 70 years. Today the mansion houses a museum; it is one of the most photographed buildings in Puerto Rico, a popular venue for events and weddings, and one of the most visited attractions in Ponce. As you drive around town you can see Castillo Serralles sitting at the top of the hill next to La Cruceta overlooking the center city of Ponce.
While just about every Puerto Rican can recognize Don Q rum, most adults worldwide have heard of Captain Morgan Rum, which was originally crafted by Serralles Distillery and later sold to another company. Serralles Distillery was also a grower of sugar, which they sold by the brand of Snow White.
Tour includes a tour of the mansion, there’s an exhibit area, and a butterfly garden. The grounds are meticulously cared for, it includes fountains, shrubs, grass, flowering plants, and a butterfly garden which is included on the tour. From the mansion grounds, you can enjoy sweeping views of the city of Ponce.
In addition to touring Castillo Serralles, you may also opt to visit the Cruceta El Vigia and the Japanese Garden. Castillo Serralles is a cultural center in Ponce, with many interesting events throughout the year such as galleries from local artists, intimate music concerts, dances, among others. At Christmas time, the mansion is beautifully lit attracting thousands of residents and island tourists.
Phone: 787-259-1774 / 787-259-1775