Parque De Bombas

Photo Credit: © Daniel Lobo CC BY

Originally built for the 1882 Exhibition Trade Fair, Parque de Bombas was later turned into the first fire station in Puerto Rico. It served that same purpose for over 100 years, when it was decommissioned in 1990 and later turned into a museum honoring the history of firefighting in Puerto Rico.

What to Expect

Parque de Bombas now serves as a museum honoring the history of firefighting in Puero Rico. On the walls are photos of firefighters from the 19th century, as well as displays of firefighting artifacts an equipments, and a vintage red fire engine.

Easily the most recognizable building in Puerto Rico, Parque de Bombas stands out because it is painted entirely black and red. The structure features Gothic architecture with Moorish influences, and is rectangular with curved moldings and long, narrow windows. Flanked by two towers, the building is two stories tall.

Staying Close

Downtown Ponce is a good option for those wishing to visit Parque De Bombas, since those staying in this region of Puerto Rico will have the benefit of easy site access during their time there. There are a couple handfuls of lodgings based in the area surrounding this historical site.

Hotels near Parque De Bombas
Hotel Type Distance Direction
Ramada Ponce Hotel 0.1 mi. (0.6 km) N
Hotel Belgica Hotel 0.1 mi. (0.4 km) SW
Hotel Meliá Hotel 0.2 mi. (0.7 km) E
Howard Johnson Ponce Hotel 2.5 mi. (4.3 km) E
Hilton Ponce Golf & Casino Resort Resort 2.9 mi. (4.5 km) S
Holiday Inn Ponce & Tropical Casino Hotel 4.4 mi. (6.6 km) SW
Quality Inn El Tuque Hotel -- --

Location and What's Nearby

If you work up an appetite viewing this historic site, you're in luck, since you can find a plentiful supply of restaurants in this general area. The most convenient place to eat is Lola's Eclectic Cuisine, which serves up eclectic fare. Lola's Eclectic Cuisine is just around about a hundred yards away from this landmark, so stop by and peruse the menu. Also within reach, you and your party will find eateries including Melao and Archipielago where you and your companions might test out Caribbean fare and enjoy the culture of Puerto Rico.


Operating Hours

Parque de Bombas is open between the hours of 9:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Wednesday through Monday.


Show up at this destination with plans to pay for the price of admission, which you can figure out by calling ahead.

Contact Information

Phone Number: (787) 284-3338


Location: Plaza de las Delicias in Ponce, Ponce, Puerto Rico


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