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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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  • * can't miss it in Ponce, so iconic * actually was invited by the staff into the museum; everyone here is so friendly * lots of information regarding the history of Ponce, great values * FREE... 
    * can't miss it in Ponce, so iconic * actually was invited by the staff into the museum; everyone here is so friendly * lots of information regarding the history of Ponce, great values * FREE...  more »
  • In Ponce you cannot miss visiting this piece of history! Your tour guide will tell the critical role Ponce Firefighters played during the major fire the city suffered in the past. 
    In Ponce you cannot miss visiting this piece of history! Your tour guide will tell the critical role Ponce Firefighters played during the major fire the city suffered in the past.  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.
  • At the heart or Ponce , next to the beautiful plaza. You can find food kiosk and a suvenior shop right across the street from the Museum. The Gentleman who works there is awesome I took my two children for the 1st time. To show them where their Family came from. And as part of our adventure, i took them here. Its very nice and cool inside . It has artifact from the station was built.

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