Landmarks in Ponce

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While many consider Old San Juan to be the be all, end all of historic and cultural attractions in Puerto Rico, Ponce should not be overlooked.  There are multiple museums in town that touch on important topics such as the arts and history, as well as monuments which honor local heroes and movements.  Many are located downtown and within walking distance of one another, so it is easy to make day of exploring these sites. 


Museo de Arte de Ponce

Assuming you enjoy learning about unfamiliar places and cultures, you might enjoy visiting a museum during your time in Ponce. Click on the each name for more information.

An interesting landmark worth visiting is Museo de Arte de Ponce. It is located within downtown Ponce. The museum is opened daily during the week between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m., except for Tuesday when it is closed.

Attractions Map

Many travelers also choose to visit Museo Castillo Serralles. It is found in northern Ponce. Museo Castillo Serralles is open between the hours of 9:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m., with the last tour beginning at 5:15 p.m.

Casa Paoli Museum: Casa Paoli is open from 8:00 a.m. to noon Monday through Thursday, as well as Saturday.

The table right below enables you to get more details on some available museums in Ponce.

Museums In Ponce
Name Phone Location
Casa Paoli Museum (787) 840-4115 Ponce
Museo Castillo Serralles (787) 259-1774 0.7 mi. Northwest of Downtown Ponce
Museo Francisco Pancho Coimbre (787) 843-6553 Downtown Ponce
Museo de Arte de Ponce (787) 848-0505 Downtown Ponce
Museum Of Puerto Rican Music (787) 290-6617 Downtown Ponce
Patronato Castillo (787) 259-3464 Ponce
Ponce History Museum (787) 844-7071 Downtown Ponce

Historical Sites

Parque De Bombas

In case you like to explore the history of foreign countries, you might want to visit a few of these historical sites during your stay.

Many travelers choose to visit Parque De Bombas. It is situated in downtown Ponce. Parque de Bombas is open between the hours of 9:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Wednesday through Monday.

Another common landmark for vacationers is Tibes Indian Ceremonial Center. It is located in northern Ponce. The center offers tours of their exhibits, and will tell you about the significance of each. This also gives you the opportunity to ask questions and gain an even better understanding of everything you see, from the stone-lined plazas to the artifacts on display.

Centro Historico: The historic district of Ponce, also known as Ponce Town, contains most of the landmarks and historic sites in the city of Ponce. Recognized as historic in 1962, the area has decades of renovation and preservation work, making it a beautiful place for sightseeing.

View the following table for a list of historic sites in the area.

Historic Sites In Ponce
Name Phone Location
Casa Alcaldia -- Downtown Ponce
Centro Historico -- Downtown Ponce
Memorial To Don Domingo -- Downtown Ponce
Parque De Bombas (787) 284-3338 Downtown Ponce
Tibes Indian Ceremonial Center (787) 840-2255 2.5 mi. North of Central Ponce

Miscellaneous Landmarks

Guests may explore some other intriguing sites worth visiting in this area.

An interesting landmark worth visiting is Cruceta El Vigia. It is located within northern Ponce. Visitors to the site will be able to enter the cross and go up to the top where they will have fantastic views of the water.

The table directly below provides more details regarding other kinds of attractions of interest to visitors.

Miscellaneous Landmarks In Ponce
Name Type Location
Abolition Monument Monument 0.4 mi. South of Downtown Ponce
Cruceta El Vigia Monument 0.7 mi. Northwest of Downtown Ponce
Lion Fountain Monument Downtown Ponce
Statue Of Munoz Rivera Monument Downtown Ponce

If you are seeking a wider range of attractions beyond what's offered in this category, you should look beyond these choices. Click on this link to check out our extended discussion of other interesting attractions for Ponce.


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