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Parque de Bombas Fire Station

A unique attraction on the central Plaza de las Delicias is the unusual Ponce fire station, a landmark wooden building painted in black and red stripes. The firehouse was built in 1882 and was tested to its limits just a year later when the city experienced a massive fire. Firemen from the Parque de Bombas station heroically battled the blaze. The station remained headquarters for the fire fighters until 1990, when it was turned into a museum open to the public.

Address: Plaza Las Delicias

Telephone: 284 4141, extension 342

Opening times: Open daily from 9.30am to 6pm (closed on Tuesdays)