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Parque de Bombas

Plaza de Las Delicias, Ponce, Puerto Rico
787-284-4141
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Ranked #7 of 22 attractions in Ponce
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Specialty Museums, Tourist/ Visitor Centers, Architectural Buildings, Museums
Description: This loudly-colored building in black, red, green and yellow, was built for a volunteer fire-fighter's brigade.
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Puerto Rico
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80 reviews 80 reviews
29 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

They have the first fire engine used and the ones that were used ans time passed by. It is very well preserved and has lots of pictures of the past firefighters

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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

if you go to Ponce is a must to visit El Parque de Bombas. An old firehouse filled with history and memorabilia.

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Groton, Massachusetts
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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Parque de Bombas is a great place to visit, It is small and not a lot to see. If you like history is a great opportunity. The all town is beautiful itself. At night time I would not be around the La plaza, but during the day there is a lot of activities, restaurant and tours available to get to... More

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Fort Worth, Texas
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57 reviews 57 reviews
13 attraction reviews
107 helpful votes 107 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

This Fire Fighters museum is small but extremely interesting. It's right on the town square and free to enter. I recommend taking the time to read about all the brave heroes honored in the displays throughout the building. After seeing the museum be sure to buy tickets ($2.00 each) and go on the bus tour of some interesting places in... More

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Arecibo, null, Puerto Rico
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

This awesome structure sits right in main square , Plaza las Delicias, it's design is extraordinary and extremely beautiful, if visiting during business hours you can enter the building and take pictures. History goes that there was a devastating fire in the city and local firemen fought the flames and saved a lot of lives while some of them perished... More

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Orlando, Florida
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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

We toured on a Saturday and I was pleasantly surprised there were not many people out. It also so happened to be 4th of July weekend which we learned locals tend to heads towards the beach instead of the tourist attractions. The gentleman that helped us was so very pleasant to talk to and encouraged us to take pictures of... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Along with this you can get ice cream (cocoa is good and I also tried piña mixed tamarindo), go souvenir shopping, take photos, and eat all in one spot! Great for everyone to experience! Toll parking only downfall!

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Orlando, Florida
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9 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Great architecture free admission nice photo op. The history behind the bldg makes you appreciate even more what firefighters do. I would suggest taking a bus tour that leaves from here for $2 completely worth doing!! They take you all around town with driver serving as your guide explaining landmarks all around town in both Spanish and English.

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Portland, Oregon
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34 reviews 34 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

You can't miss this attraction meaning it stands out in color in the center of town. The your takes less then 5 minutes. Not much to say about it but it was open while other places were closed. If touring ponce try not to go on Monday or Tuesday.

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Silver Spring, Maryland
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19 reviews 19 reviews
10 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

We toured this area on foot, bus and visited the local shops along with grabbing a snack from one of the street side food carts (very good choice). A lot was learned from our tour guide about the historic buildings, people and culture. If you enjoy learning about history you will not be disappointed with touring downtown Ponce.

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