Casa Wiechers-Villaronga

Historic Building in Ponce

Perhaps the most grand of Ponce’s historic homes, this mansion was designed by Paris-educated ponceño architect Alfredo Wiechers. The carefully preserved Victorian details – such as the multidirectional pipeworks of the ancient shower and the hand-carved bedroom furniture – speak to the grand lifestyle of its former residents. Tours begin by request (better in Spanish, though possible in English). A twisting iron staircase ascends to the neoclassical rooftop gazebo for a bird’s-eye perspective of the neighborhood.