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Plaza of Delights (Plaza de las Delicias)

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Address: Ponce, Puerto Rico
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Ponce’s main square has enough to keep you busy, from historical sites to...

Ponce’s main square has enough to keep you busy, from historical sites to boutiques.

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A walk back in history.

The plaza is beautiful albeit a bit more rundown than our last visit. So many businesses have closed but the ones left are still good.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
buddyboy67
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omaha,ne
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omaha,ne
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13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The plaza is beautiful albeit a bit more rundown than our last visit. So many businesses have closed but the ones left are still good.

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Kansas City, MO
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50 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The plaza is the town square right in the heart of the town...the cathedral is on one side, right behind the cathedral is the fire station museum...multiple tourist attractions/hotels/restaurants all within a few blocks...has on the of the most beautiful fountains of any city...its rather odd when the fountain is on and when it is off..

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Thank Les R
South Jersey
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29 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016

There's not much to see and do at La Plaza De Delicias. Yes, there's the cathedral and Parque de Bombas along with some statues of lions, but overall this is a depressed area.

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Thank travelingtish
Oakville, Canada
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75 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015 via mobile

Once the educational and cultural centre of Puerto Rico, Ponce has sadly been unable to maintain more than mere vestiges of its rich colonial past. Exhibit A is the Plaza's Fuente de los Leones, removed from the 1939 New York World's Fair. Exhibit B is also on the Plaza, the beautiful Catedral de Nuestra Senora de Guadalupe, built only in... More 

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Thank Khufu8
Miami, Florida
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11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015 via mobile

So if you are in Ponce, it's worth coming by. Tonight there was live music and full of activity and people. It was so colonial and very real. I appreciated the scenery and a picture of small town living Yes, there are beggars but they are harmless and there's plenty of police presence I enjoyed relaxing and people watching Reminds... More 

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Lakeland, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Plaza of Delights provided a lovely fountain for taking pictures. The Lions on each of the 4 corners of the plaza provided another opportunity for pictures. Beautiful buildings surround the square with nice architecture. Souvenir store across the street was much cheaper than in San Juan. The same magnets were a dollar here. The ice cream shop had great flavors.

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Scituate, Massachusetts, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015

We rented a car for the day and drove from San Juan to Ponce. What a charming city! The Plaza of Delights is a wonderful place to sit and savor the feel of Puerto Rico. We were lucky enough to be there when the town is decorated and lit up for Christmas, beautiful!

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Thank Clair W
Ponce, Puerto Rico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015 via mobile

Great walk-around. Just stay within a few blocks from the main plaza. Firehouse is a must see! Charming folk.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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19 reviews
11 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

The Plaza de las Delicias is pretty, but underwhelming. I expected it to be bigger and more well kept. When I visited, the fountains were turned off and the only people sitting in the square looked shady. It is a good place to sit and people watch though!

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Thank jaearp
Boston (well, an hour south)
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015

If you are visiting Ponce, you are probably going to be walking around this plaza. During the day, check out the cathedral and few museums in the area. Refresh yourself with icecream at Kings (across the street), or with shaved ice from a vendor. The plaza itself is pretty, but the homeless people hanging out hinders me from walking around.... More 

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