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Parque de Bombas

Plaza de Las Delicias, Ponce, Puerto Rico
+1 787-284-4141
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2nd most visited

Coming to Puerto Rico and not visiting the old Ponce firehouse is not right 😊. It is the second... read more

Reviewed 26 July 2016
Magnolia M
via mobile
Good for photos tourists

Good to tourism, they have historics photos inside the building, you can take photos, they have... read more

Reviewed 24 July 2016
Grisel O
Miami, Florida
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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 house” (27 reviews)
“fire station” (41 reviews)
“fire department” (16 reviews)
Plaza de Las Delicias, Ponce, Puerto Rico
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Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

Coming to Puerto Rico and not visiting the old Ponce firehouse is not right 😊. It is the second place with more visits in the island with an historic magic. Right in the center of the city and close of other places of interests. Enjoy...More

Thank Magnolia M
Reviewed 24 July 2016

Good to tourism, they have historics photos inside the building, you can take photos, they have inside old instruments, information and a old Cart  Which was pulled by horses you sign the entrance where do you come from, and go ahead and take photos

Thank Grisel O
Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

The old firehouse is now a museum Ponce with some instruments they used for that time.  Sometimes you have an old fire truck and now has a kind of wagon which was pulled by horses.  It has cuts and information of what was is those...More

Thank Lesi O
Reviewed 20 July 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 16 July 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 15 July 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 13 July 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 10 July 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 8 July 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 3 July 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
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30 January 2017|
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Response from James D | Reviewed this property |
930-6, Wednesday thru Monday
3 June 2016|
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Response from Brigitte F | Reviewed this property |
Yes, it was in April, so should still be going strong!
3 June 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.