Ponce Tours

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Ponce is Puerto Rico’s second city and a complete change of pace from the capital San Juan. Ponce's low key charm speaks louder to architecture buffs than it does to party animals. Starting at the central Plaza Las Delicicas you’ll find two defining landmarks of the city, the twin-towered cathedral and the vivid scarlet and black stripes of the whimsical Parque de Bombas, once a fire station, now a museum of fire-fighting.

In the streets near the square you’ll soon come across the lemon-yellow Teatro La Perla and the delightful candy pink Museum of Architecture. Head north for the Castillo Serrallés, a Spanish Colonial Revival mansion which houses a museum relating to the island’s all-important sugar and rum industries. It’s just one of the imposing residences you’ll see throughout the city.

After all that visual richness cleanse your palate with the tropical Modernism of the highly-recommended Ponce Museum of Art.

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Ponce is on Puerto Rico’s south coast, over an hour by car from the capital San Juan. Many of the city’s sights are in the compact old town centered on Plaza Las Delicias.

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Address: Ponce, Puerto Rico
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Ponce Historical City Tour

Immerse yourself in Puerto Rican history, art and culture during this 10-hour exploration of Ponce with a small group. Join no more than 15 guests to discover this 17th-century city, affectionately known as “The Pearl of the South” by locals. During your visit you’ll explore the elegant architecture surrounding Ponce’s downtown plaza, learn about the island’s indigenous history at the Tibes Ceremonial Indian Park and admire Latin American and European art at The Ponce Museum of Art. A guide, all entrance fees and round-trip hotel transport are covered.
  • Duration: 10 hours
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  • Duration: 10 hours
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Ponce Historical and Cultural Tour from San Juan

Explore the elegant architecture and fascinating landmarks of Ponce, Puerto Rico’s second-largest city, on this 9.5-hour, full-day cultural tour from San Juan. Join a guide for a look inside three of the city’s most important historic buildings, including the colorful Parque de Bombas (firehouse) bedecked in red and black stripes, the renowned art collection of the Ponce Museum and Serallès Castle, once the lavish home of a rum baron. The tour also includes round-trip transportation from select hotels in San Juan and a stop at a Ponce restaurant, where you can purchase lunch.
  • Duration: 10 hours
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  • Duration: 10 hours
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