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Parque de Bombas

Plaza de Las Delicias, Ponce, Puerto Rico
787-284-4141
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Ranked #8 of 22 attractions in Ponce
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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Harleysville, Pennsylvania
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51 reviews 51 reviews
10 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

This is a most unusual building, and a tour of it should take only a quarter hour or so. It is right in the center of a park in Ponce, and free to enter. There are some exhibits of old fire-fighting equipment on the second floor. Not a place that you would return to, but a nice remembrance of the... More

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Cotuit, Massachusetts
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35 reviews 35 reviews
20 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

Beautiful old park classically designed in the city center. The Bombas (Fireman's) Museum is here, too as is the lovely cathedral. Around the park Puerto Rican artists have painted uniquely designed fiberglass lions. I know, it's not marble or bronze but these are beautiful! They're called La Parada de los Leones.

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5 reviews 5 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

It's really small but the employees are very friendly. They gave us some suggestions on what to do. We took the trolley which was an hour tour and then we went to Castillo Serralles (Serralles' Castle). The people there are so proud of their town and are very friendly and welcoming.

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Tampa, FL
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57 reviews 57 reviews
28 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2014

Good for a brief visit, in you are in the mercado. Like a blast from the past, something I'd never seen before.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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42 reviews 42 reviews
39 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2014

With the black and red stripes, the building's exterior is certainly striking. There are a few artifacts inside that show tools used in fire fighting in the past, but not really that interesting.

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puerto rico
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15 reviews 15 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014

I have seen it before and to me there is not much to see, very different looking building. You can buy ticket for the bus tour in the office that's located there.

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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

Not really much to see. We saw it because we passed by. But really not much to see. You will see it because it is in the main plaza of Ponce.

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ohio
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64 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2013

drove to ponce on one of the days we were in Puerto rico...just by chance, they were having a street festival...as luck would have it, this old fire house was open for visitors....what an amazing structure....late 1800's....and the exterior is bright, bright red w/black.... numerous old pieces of firefighting equipment are housed in this building, along with a number of... More

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Ponce, Puerto Rico
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

A short and photo friendly visit shows the old fire truck (early 1900 ford) and equipment. Great foto op.

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Yonkers, New York
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25 reviews 25 reviews
11 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

It's age and how well it's maintained is a must see. The red and black stands out among the new and colonial buildings...great contrast!

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