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Parque de Bombas

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Address: Plaza de Las Delicias, Ponce, Puerto Rico
Phone Number: 787-284-4141
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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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This is the focal point of the plaza in Ponce (okay, maybe after the cathedral) A very beautiful and well taken care of building showing the proud history of professional... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 3, 2015
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Long Island, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

This is the focal point of the plaza in Ponce (okay, maybe after the cathedral) A very beautiful and well taken care of building showing the proud history of professional firefighters in Ponce. I was sorry that there wasn't more to see or read about it and a few more displays would be nice. All in all a nice if... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

There is not a lot to see in this small museum on the second floor of this building; you can walk through in about 20 minutes -- we spent a bit longer than most would because we have a firefighter son :) On the ground floor is the local tourist bureau with extremely helpful young people manning the desk. Ponce... More 

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Boston (well, an hour south)
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

The plaza is in central location, easy to check out the cathedral. On Sunday's after 2pm there are some old cars parked there. The fire house is painted in a fun red and black style, making it a wonderful place to take some photos. You can walk through in less than 10 mins, making it a quick stop. Parking can... More 

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North Bergen, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

Great building, very small but in the heart (center) of town. Old artifacts and history of the ponce puerto Rican fireman. 15 minute tops inside then continue your walking tour or get on bus forb $2.00 with ac.

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Jacksonville, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

It is red exterior is well maintained as is the old fashioned fire engine contained there in. It is free and open to the public.

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Holmes, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

It looks like a building made from black and red Legos and it's surrounded by beautiful lion sculpture right next plaza de ponce de Leon! Small but interesting artifacts amd nice picture spot!

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Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

The place gives a history of the Fire Brigade in Puerto Rico. Everything self-explanatory. Worth a passing visit.

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New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

One of the beautiful and educational stops in Ponce is the Parque de Bombas. This very old decommissioned firehouse is a must see. it house old artifacts from the fire fighter days as well as art from today. The lions that were on display in the town center were now being housed in here as well as some other modern... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Excellent piece of PR history. Firehouse well kept and is a must stop while in Ponce. Love the color scheme and very emblematic.

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Brooklyn, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

I was there 2 summers ago. El Parque de bombas is a small but beautiful building located across from the Plaza and next to a great ice cream shop. There is also very big gift shop next door. The best time to go is in the evening.

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