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Discover why Ponce is nicknamed "the Pearl of the South." This guided tour showcases architectural marvels such as the fire station and Serrallés Castle, Ponce Art Museum, and endless views from the El Vigía Cross overlooking the city.

A scenic 1-hour drive takes you to the city of Ponce where the colonial history is evident in the architecture and through art and culture. The city's buildings, such as the 19th-century fire station in the main square and La Perla Theater, demonstrate more than 300 years of an elegant tradition that have made Ponce the center of Puerto Rico's southern economy.

The visit includes Ponce Museum of Art, considered one the best in the Americas. With 14 galleries holding more than 4,500 pieces of art, this is the place to admire work from Puerto Rican and European artists.

Overlooking the city of Ponce, the Serrallés Castle is an architectural marvel with its Y-shaped form, full concrete construction in true Spanish style, and prominent wooden arches throughout. Walk through the hallways and around the perfectly manicured gardens once owned by the island's oldest rum producer.

A tour of Ponce is not complete without a stop at El Vigía Cross—a 100-foot (30.5-m) tall cross. Step into the glass elevator for a ride to the sky bridge and take in panoramic city views. The location served as a lookout for the early Spanish settlers and today it is considered a famous landmark and must-see tourist attraction.

Discover why Ponce is nicknamed "the Pearl of the South." This guided tour showcases architectural marvels such as the fire station and Serrallés Castle, Ponce Art Museum, and endless views from the El Vigía Cross overlooking the city.

A scenic 1-hour drive takes you to the city of Ponce where the colonial history is evident in the architecture and through art and culture. The city's buildings, such as the 19th-century fire station in the main square and La Perla Theater, demonstrate more than 300 years of an elegant tradition that have made Ponce the center of Puerto Rico's southern economy.

The visit includes Ponce Museum of Art, considered one the best in the Americas. With 14 galleries holding more than 4,500 pieces of art, this is the place to admire work from Puerto Rican and European artists.

Overlooking the city of Ponce, the Serrallés Castle is an architectural marvel with its Y-shaped form, full concrete construction in true Spanish style, and prominent wooden arches throughout. Walk through the hallways and around the perfectly manicured gardens once owned by the island's oldest rum producer.

A tour of Ponce is not complete without a stop at El Vigía Cross—a 100-foot (30.5-m) tall cross. Step into the glass elevator for a ride to the sky bridge and take in panoramic city views. The location served as a lookout for the early Spanish settlers and today it is considered a famous landmark and must-see tourist attraction.

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Ponce City Tour from Condado Hotels

Duration 8h Nonrefundable No booking or credit card fees
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Ponce City Tour from Isla Verde Hotels

Duration 8h Nonrefundable No booking or credit card fees
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Ponce City Tour from San Juan Hotels

Duration 8h Nonrefundable No booking or credit card fees
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Ponce Architectural City Tour

Activity/Location

Ponce

Meeting/Redemption Point

  • Hotel Pickup

    San Juan


Highlights

  • Serrallés Castle's former rum production facility

  • Glass elevator ride to the sky bridge atop El Vigía Cross

  • Panoramic city views from hilltops & castles

  • Colonial architecture like the 19th-century fire station

  • 14 galleries & 4,500 works at the Ponce Museum of Art


Inclusions

  • Guided tour of Ponce

  • Roundtrip transportation to and from your San Juan hotel

  • Live narration in English


Exclusions

  • Admission fees

  • Lunch


Know Before You Book

  • Children 2 and younger are complimentary.

  • You must be ready 10 minutes prior to the booked tour start time.

  • At least 8 people are required for this activity to take place, your party will be combined with other groups to meet requirement.

  • Hotel pickup is available from most centrally located Isla Verde, Condado, and Old San Juan & Miramar hotels. Please arrange pickup from your hotel or a nearby location when you call to confirm your reservation.


Cancellation Policy

This reservation is non-refundable and cannot be changed or cancelled after booking.

Location

Ponce, Puerto Rico