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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  • Incredibly colorful, it’s fun for the pictures you can take outside and with the painted lions exhibit inside. It does not take more then 10 Minutes to see. Get lunch near the park and then wear off t...  more »
  • To know the wonderful story of the heroes of Ponce, you must visit this place. And if you want to sleep in a place with history being the oldest Hotel in Puerto Rico don't think and lodged at the Melia. Just in front of the Park's fire. I am a fan of the history of the places and between the Park of pumps and the Melia you remontarás at times that you will have the desire to learn more about Puerto Rico.
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  • I can say something is that this is a very unique fire station. Very unique architecture and tons of restaurants near it. Located in downtown Ponce.  more »
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  • It was A nice museum detailing the evolution of the fire department. I'm sure tourists that work at the fire department would get a kick out of it.the only fault is the building(actually a house) is small and the tour ends in less that 15 minutes. Great for pictures though.
  • Pretty nice and cool historic museum to visit. Only problem is there are a lot of crackheads/homeless around this town that ask for money from everyone. Other than that its beautiful to visit.
  • A wonderful historical area with lots of cool information on the second floor about the history of the First firehouse. Its a lovely park where you can feed pigeons and eat some exquisite ice cream across the street with various flavors like tropical treats or even red beans ice cream, lots of stores in the area to get your souvenirs to take home
  • The experience in these place was amazing at seen antiques fire hydrants cars and it accessories l recommended to visit at the center of the city.
  • We went on a Monday afternoon and it was closed. It is an open structure so you can still see the fire truck and get some pictures. If you get there, you definitely have to try the ice cream shop at the base of the Hotel Melia in front of the Parque de Bombas. It's all natural fruit ice cream. Coconut + Mango... amazing. It's the best ice cream I've ever had.

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