Ponce Firehouse Park

Thought to be one of the most photographed buildings in all of Puerto Rico, the Parque de Bombas (Firehouse) is a unique looking, red and black striped wooden building.

Description from the publisher

The Parque de Bombas de Ponce (Old Ponce Fire Station) was built as the main exhibit pavilion for the 1882 Exhibition Trade Fair. Architect Lt. Col. Maximo Meana of the Spanish Army designed the pavillion; he later served as Ponce's mayor. In 1885, the building was dedicated as Ponce's official firehouse--a function which it served for more than 100 years. The woodframe, Gothic structure exhibits a Moorish influence and is painted in bands of red and black. Today, the building serves as a museum honoring and commemorating Ponce's firemen. Photo credit: Dan

How to get there

Take road 52 towards Ponce (or Road #2 from Mayaguez). The firehouse is located in the Ponce town plaza.

Location Map

Last reviews

"very good"

My husband is from Ponce and he took the family there to meet his parents, we went to the Firehouse and it was GOURGEOUS! The exhibit inside the firehouse is quite good, we loved the place and the surrounding area…

Sonia Lee Richards from Bronx, New York


Just as beautiful as I remember it when I was a kid living in Ponce! Just beautiful!!!…

Sandra from The Bronx, New York


esta bueno el sitio…

my nombre from ponce, puerto rico