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Parque de Bombas

Plaza de Las Delicias, Ponce, Puerto Rico
+1 787-284-4141
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This loudly-colored building in black, red, green and yellow, was built for a volunteer fire-fighter's brigade.
  • Excellent49%
  • Very good32%
  • Average17%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“fire station” (39 reviews)
“old firehouse” (13 reviews)
Plaza de Las Delicias, Ponce, Puerto Rico
+1 787-284-4141
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Reviewed July 20, 2016

The Parque de Bombas de Ponce (Old Ponce Fire Station) was built as the main exhibit pavilion for the 1882 Exhibition Trade Fair. Architect Lt. Col. Maximo Meana of the Spanish Army designed the pavillion; he later served as Ponce's mayor. In 1885, the building...More

Thank Jay G
Reviewed July 16, 2016

This unusual building is said to be one of the most photographed structures in Puerto Rico, and you can see why (from the photos above). It is unique. Inside there are several exhibits relating to the history of Ponce's fire department, including details about a...More

Thank Ron C
Reviewed July 15, 2016 via mobile

I was told about this "cool old fire station" located in the heart or Ponce that was a "must see". Wellllll.... It is an interesting old building with a wild paint job. But that's about it. It is free, which is a good thing, since...More

Thank Joe G
Reviewed July 13, 2016

This is the old fire department station here in ponce. It has the original fire trucks, beautiful place to visit.

Thank Lizzette I
Reviewed July 10, 2016 via mobile

Is great to know the history of people the Ponce and the heroic firemans from 1899. The exibition of there instrumets needs a little of polish and I think that they can take more care of the place.

Thank Jesus R
Reviewed July 8, 2016 via mobile

Get a view on the fire dept. [Learn about its histry. Afterwards, take a stroll. Accros the street there are several souveni shops. You can even eat and dtink

Thank Carol B
Reviewed July 3, 2016

The history about this is amazing. Kids will enjoy this place. The building is well kept and clean. Good place to stop at.

Thank Carmen C
Reviewed June 27, 2016

Thenoldest firehouse in the Caribbean, is the perfect place to visit downtown in Ponce amd enjoy thencity walking around the Plaza. You can miss this place .

Thank Julius O
Reviewed June 26, 2016 via mobile

Whenever you are in Ponce this is one of the attractions you must come to see. The park takes you back to simpler times.

Thank Igor N
Reviewed June 23, 2016

You will learn the history of firefighting Ponce, and why they have the fire department in high regard. There is an old fire truck and other memorabilia in the museum. The building is painted black and red, the colors of Ponce. It is located in...More

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January 30, 2017|
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Response from James D | Reviewed this property |
930-6, Wednesday thru Monday
June 3, 2016|
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Response from Brigitte F | Reviewed this property |
Yes, it was in April, so should still be going strong!
June 3, 2016|
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Response from olaurido | Reviewed this property |
They have a trolley running withing certain hours of the day. But service is very limited, so you should relly on your feets to walk around the center, and your car to go to the different atractions out of the center.