Step inside a majestic castle and former residence of Serrallés family, the most powerful rum-producing clan (producers of Don Q Rum). The magnificent Serrallés Castle is the largest and most imposing structure in Ponce. Perched high on a hill with a breathtaking view of the mountains and the sea, the castle features magnificent Spanish architecture, panoramic courtyards with fountains, formal gardens and tropical plants.
Stairway to Art Heaven
Boasting the most extensive collection of European and Latin art in the Caribbean, the world-class Ponce Museum of Art is Ponce's crowning glory. Designed by Edward Durall Stone, who also designed MOMA in NY, it features five stories, seven interconnected hexagons, glass cupolas and a pair of curved staircases. Explore the most important pre-Raphaelite collections in the western hemisphere, the finest collection of European works in the Caribbean, important Puerto Rican pieces, Inca pottery and even Thai pieces. There's over 1,000 paintings and 400 sculptures to see so wear comfy shoes.
You'd never guess a century old wooden firehouse is Ponce's most photographed landmark. But when you stand in front of the Parque de Bombas, you'll understand the hype. Impossible to miss— its exterior is painted red with black stripes — the building is still in use. Built in 1882 for an agricultural exposition, Parque de Bombas served as the Ponce Fire Corps' headquarters from 1883 to 1989. In 1990, it reopened as a museum. Extinguish your curiosity by visiting the exhibits on the second floor and fuel up with the municipal band's free Sunday night concert. At Plaza Las Delicias.
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