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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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  • This was a prettty cool attraction but because of Covid you’re must wear a mask and etc it didn’t take to long to explore but boy was it hot😳😂 
    This was a prettty cool attraction but because of Covid you’re must wear a mask and etc it didn’t take to long to explore but boy was it hot😳😂  more »
  • The Parque de Bombas is a nice place to visit. It is free and provides a historical perspective to fire fighting in Ponce. They have an old fire truck and a lot of antique equipment. It takes maybe.....  more
    The Parque de Bombas is a nice place to visit. It is free and provides a historical perspective to fire fighting in Ponce. They have an old fire truck and a lot of antique equipment. It takes maybe.....  more »
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  • This is a wonderful little place to visit in Puerto Rico and a MUST see if you're in Ponce. It's located right in the central Plaza surrounded by great little restaurants and shops. The Parque de Bombas is a tribute to the original firefighters in Ponce. There are photographs of the units from the 1890's and early 1900's, memorabilia like uniforms, trumpets and bells that used to alert the townspeople that there was a fire and even a old firetruck that supposedly still runs. The museum is free, and the volunteers that care for the space are super friendly and have a wealth of information to share. They will even help guide you to fun things to do in the area around the plaza. We had a wonderful little experience there.
  • Beautiful little place in Ponce. It’s not that to visit place but if you are around, just stop by. Place has that small town charm and you can spend time.

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