Plaza Las Delicias

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Location
Ponce , Puerto Rico
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Within this elegant square you’ll discover the heart of Ponce and two of the city’s landmark buildings, Parque de Bombas and Catedral Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe. The smell of panaderías (bakeries) follows churchgoers across the square each morning, children squeal around the majestic fountain under the midday heat, and lovers stroll under its lights at night. The Fuente de los Leones (Fountain of Lions), a photogenic fountain rescued from the 1939 World’s Fair in New York, is the square’s most captivating attraction.

Even as the commercial banks and the fast-food joints encroach around the edges, reminders of the city’s prideful history dominate the plaza’s attractions. Watch out for marble statues of local danza icon Juan Morel Campos and poet/politician Luis Muñoz Marín, Puerto Rico’s first governor, in amidst more artsy ones of lions (the city's symbol, which doesn't take too long to realize).