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Plaza of Delights (Plaza de las Delicias)

Ponce, Puerto Rico
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Ranked #6 of 20 Attractions in Ponce
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Description: Ponce’s main square has enough to keep you busy, from historical sites to boutiques.
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Ponce, Puerto Rico
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17 reviews 17 reviews
16 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

People enjoy visiting "Plaza de las Delicias", specially because they appreciate the stunning cathedral, where a lot of beautiful weddings take place, others enjoy taking pictures of the painted lions that are all over the place (being that the lion is representative of Ponce), while others enjoy the old fire station, which serves as a location to hop on the... More

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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Fun place to walk around, let the kids play, try the different food vendors. Nice place to spend some family time

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Puerto Rico
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31 reviews 31 reviews
18 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Located in the city center, Plaza of Delights has a variety of things to offer: from a cathedral, an old firehouse building, hip lion statues, shops, restaurants, bars and famous ice cream parlor.

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Seattle, Washington
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42 reviews 42 reviews
31 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

The main plaza of Ponce, it is full of things to see, a cathedral, an old fire station, statues, and shops.

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Ridgefield, Connecticut
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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

La Plaza de Ponce is at the heart of historic Ponce. It is a nice place to relax, observe the water fountains and check out the interesting lions of Ponce. Take time to walk through the El Parque de Bombas which adjoins the area. There is a nice Catholic Cathedral, but you can only enter during Mass. It is worth... More

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Puerto Rico
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

La Plaza de Ponce is located in the heart of Ponce, PR. La Plaza de Ponce consists of a few water fountains (not all are on at the moment), the famous lions of Ponce, El Parque de Bombas, a very nice Catholic Cathedral, and on one side of the Plaza is the Alcaldia of Ponce. Often there are artisan people... More

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Top Contributor
166 reviews 166 reviews
65 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Family oriented. Artesanos sales around the Plaza. Nuestra Señora de la Guadalupe Cathedral. Fountains and lights are all part of every single town in Puerto Rico. One side you will always find city hall or what used to be and on the other side Catholic Church or a Cathedral depending on the sizes. Plaza wassss a long time ago the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

The acquitecture, is a great tradicional colonial desing. The buldings are like a door to go back in the future. The people and little shops are fantastic to feel and understand the puertorican culture. The hotels and restaurants make a great atmosphere to share and chat! The icecream is delicios, the fountains, lions and cathedral are beatiful. I Love this... More

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Miami, Florida
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Crime is high in this area most business have closed down its basically a ghost town which is surprising since it used to be busy years ago

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Puerto Rico
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81 reviews 81 reviews
30 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

It looks like any other plaza i have been before at first glance but in some spots it has statues of lions that were commissioned to local artists to be painted in the theme of Ponce. They have a detailed explanation of each one

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