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Address: Plaza de Las Delicias, Ponce, Puerto Rico
Phone Number: 787-284-4141
Description: This loudly-colored building in black, red, green and yellow, was built...
This loudly-colored building in black, red, green and yellow, was built for a volunteer fire-fighter's brigade.
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Ponce Historical and Cultural Tour from San Juan

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Little but very nice.

The Ponce firehouse is emblematic, cute and not too big. When viewed from the outside you can see that is not great, however it is very striking with its characteristic painting... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 3, 2015
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San German, Puerto Rico
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Springfield, United States
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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Lots to see and good place for shopping. Very historic part of Ponce and well worth seeing. The Parque de Bombas is one of the oldest fire departments in the US. Beautiful Park and wonderful fountains. The center of downtown Ponce. Traffic is a little heavy.

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Meriden, Connecticut
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

A must for first time visitors to Ponce. Kids will enjoy it. Take pictures, it's worth it. Famous landmark in Ponce. While you are at it, have a refreshing Piragua. They are available everywhere.

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16 reviews 16 reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

Was excited to go to Central Ponce but disappointed that the front of building was blocked by huge stage and sound equipment and there were many floral booths around it that cluttered up the area.

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San German, Puerto Rico
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

The Ponce firehouse is emblematic, cute and not too big. When viewed from the outside you can see that is not great, however it is very striking with its characteristic painting with red and black colors. These colors represent the red of the fire and black of the ash. Continuing with the park, I can tell you that within there... More 

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Jacksonville, North Carolina
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36 reviews 36 reviews
13 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

a tribute to fire heroes. Get your trolley tickets here, that is if the trolley is in service, which it was not

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Chicago, Illinois
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87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

A very old and unique building and a big piece of history too love this building and how its painted neat to think it was once a fire house

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Kissimmee, Florida
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30 reviews 30 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Great place to visit in Ponce main attraction lovely color in Red and build a long time ago. Highly recommended if you visit Puerto Rico

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Lexington, South Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

There was not a lot of things to do on Good Friday in Puerto Rico,the island basically shuts down so we decided to do some driving and visit tourist areas.parks that would be open. The first thing I noticed was the painted lions on display,they do not appear to be a permanent fixture but they did add alot of color... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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21 reviews 21 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

Enjoyed visiting the old firehouse museum. You can get in one old truck and take a picture. Good for kids and some decent info (In English!) and memorabilia on the 2nd level. We parked in the metered street parking surrounding the square. Get some "ice cream" from the little hidden shop across the street and a couple of doors down... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

It was a fun place to visit the City of Ponce is very proud of this location. It is the very first organized fire station of all the Caribbean in the 1800's

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