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La Casa Blanca

The family of Puerto Rico's first governor, Ponce de Leon, built the historic homestead of Casa Blanca in 1523 and then went on to inhabit it for 250 years. It was subsequently taken over by the Spanish and then the United States military. Today, the mansion house contains two museums. A small section is dedicated to artefacts associated with the Taino Indians, while the rest of the house depicts the life of those who lived there through the 16th, 17th and 18th centuries.

Address: San Sebastian Street, Old San Juan

Telephone: 724 4102

Opening times: Open Tuesday to Sunday from 9am to 12pm, and 1pm to 4.30pm. Guided tours (by appointment only) run from Tuesday to Friday

Admission: US$2 (adults), US$1 (children)