The museum is housed in an 18th Century building
The world famous cellist and humanist Pablo Casals passed away in 1973 but his music lives on. You can experience it at the Pablo Casals Museum in Old San juan. Hundreds of recordings and video tapes of the Casals Festival, since its beginning in 1957, are available in the main music room on the museum's second floor and in the plentiful memorabilia around the building.
Original manuscripts of Casal's music, his cello and piano are on display in the main hall. There are medals and decorations by heads of government, diplomas, letters and photographs. The music rooms are often occupied by serious young students who come to appreciate the extraordinary contribution the Spanish-born maestro made to the culture of Puerto Rico and the world.
Casals lived in Puerto Rico, where his mother and his wife were born, from 1956 until his death. His legacy includes the Casals Festival, the Puerto Rico Symphony Orchestra, the Conservatory of Music and the Children's Special String Program.
Visitors turn back in time to watch "live" performances by the Maestro, as soloist and conductor, and others by Serkin, Horszowski, Perlman, Rose and Istomin.
The pablo Casals Museum is located in San Jose Plaza in Old San Juan, next to San Jose Church and is open Tuesday through Saturday from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.. Admission is $1.00 adults and $0.50 children up to 12. For information call 787-723-9185.