Parque de Bombas, Ponce

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Visit Parque de Bombas, a museum of firefighting and a landmark of the city. Built in 1882, the building served as the first fire station in Puerto Rico, whose firefighters battled some major blazes in the early years. After 108 years of service, it was turned into a museum; today, you can view many relics, items, and artifacts from the station's history. Admire the Moorish Revival style and vibrant red color of the distinctive building, designed for the 1882 Exhibition Trade Fair. Using our online itinerary creator, Ponce attractions like Parque de Bombas can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • September 14, 2017
    Just spending a few hours in Ponce and stopped here. Very small attraction but to me, great. Lived the old fire truck and small exhibit. I asked a couple questions about the history and lions. Best pa...  more »
  • August 28, 2017
    My friends and I visited Ponce on August 14, 2017. As part of our hanging around Plaza Las Delicias, we stoped at Parque de Bombas. This is the town's first fire station built in 1883. ┬áIt's a popular...  more »
  • August 27, 2017
    Small fire house museum, but the employee is knowledgeable of all things Ponce, they will even recommend places to visit.  more »
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  • June 25, 2017
    It is a free self guided tour. You get a pamphlet with some information and history after signing the guest book. You could do this in about 5 minutes. There is a lot of history but all on your own. Highly suggest doing this with a knowledgeable guide. It should make it more enjoyable and informative.
  • June 17, 2017
    Very cool fire station with a lot of history. I saw a tour going on but not sure how to sign up for one. Would of been nice to go upstairs and see the displays up close. Make sure to grab a pamphlet and read up. The firefighters homes are painted the same way and are only a few blocks away.
  • June 23, 2017
    I got a parking ticket while I was there no even 15 minutes never saw a not parking sign posted nor a yellow or blue marker on the pavement $250.00 for a parking ticket unbelievable. The government just want to get money a any cost. No fear for the tourists. I never go back there and will tell all my friends about it.
  • June 8, 2017
    Quick, historical and picturesque place to visit. The Plaza and Church are an added treat. Tour guide was very friendly and courteous. Enjoyable visit.
  • July 4, 2017
    It is a nice place to see the history of when the first firehouse started in Ponce. Very family friendly.

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