Museo Casa Alonso Vega Baja, PR
"This antique two-story house is an unique mix of 19th century neoclassical and “criollo” style architecture."
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Year Established: 1776
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The Museo Casa Alonso is located in the municipality of Vega Baja, on the corner of Betances and José Julián Acosta street. This antique two-story house is an unique mix of 19th century neoclassical and “criollo” style architecture.

Carefully restored by architect Otto Reyes Casanova without alterations to the original structure, the building’s foundations are thought to be over two centuries old, dating back to the early days of the municipality in 1776. Casa Alonso was home to three illustrious families before being acquired by the municipal government in 1982. The restored building was inaugurated ten years later when it opened its doors as a museum.

Its rooms are filled with antique furniture and decorations, and include a french-style bathroom, a typical 19th century kitchen, and the Pedro Albizu Campos Library, named after the renowned political leader. A room dedicated to the popular music of Puerto Rico, Cuba, and other spanish-speaking countries features a large collection of records, musical instruments, radios, phonographs, and other audio equipment.

Casa Alonso’s singular beauty has made it a popular site for local film productions, as well as music videos and commercials. It was listed in the U.S. National Register of Historic Places in 1996.