Plaza Las Delicias
Catedral Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe
The twin bell towers of this cathedral cast an impression of piety over the plaza, even as young punks gather to show off skate tricks...
Parque de Bombas
Ponceños (people from Ponce) claim that the eye-popping Parque de Bombas is Puerto Rico’s most frequently photographed building – not...
After restoration for the better part of a decade, Casa Armstrong-Poventud’s caryatid columns emerged from behind a veil of scaffolding....
Kenepa’s at Café Plaza
After graduating from the Calle Luna party scene, a slightly classier crowd comes here to thin their blood on juice drinks and beer. The...
On warm evenings, lines stretch down the sidewalk at this institution, located across from Parque de Bombas. Smooth blended tropical...
Lonely Planet review
Within this elegant square you’ll discover the heart of the city 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 heat of midday, and lovers stroll under its lights at night. Even as the commercial banks and the fast-food joints encroach at the edges (a Burger King and a Church’s Chicken mar the plaza’s west side), reminders of the city’s prideful history dominate the plaza’s attractions, including marble statues of local danza icon Juan Morel Campos and poet/politician Luis Muñoz Marín, Puerto Rico’s first governor. 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 and vibrant attraction.