Casa de las Cariátides
A perfect example of Ponceño arquitecture, it was built in 1900 as a mansion for a very important Ponceño man. Now it's used as the Regional Office of the Institute of Puerto Rican Culture, and it's the place to go if you want to know if something festive is going to happen soon in Ponce.
Museo de Arte de Ponce
This is Ponce's premier art museum. Designed by Edward Durrel Stone, it has 14 galleries containing about 3,000 pieces. This includes many by local artists. Dedicated in 1965, it was founded by Luis A. Ferré. This fine collection is a must-see for any art lover visiting Ponce.
Fuente de Juan Ponce de León
A really beautiful fountain when it's on, it's nice to just sit on a park bench and watch it and the birds. It's a great place to do people-watching while eating your gelatto and reading a book. This fountain was dedicated to the man the city is named for: Juan Ponce de León.
Plaza las Delicias
In English: Plaza of Delights. This is where everything is. A block out of the plaza, almost everything still needs to be renovated, but inside the plaza, it looks like it would have in the early 20th century, and it's very enchanting. Almost everything worth seeing sight-seeing wise is here or a block or two away. In the picture are the fountains of the lions and a statue dedicated to Luís Muñoz Rivera, and on the southern side is a statue dedicated to Federico Degetau.
Ponce: Puerto Rico's Other City
Ponce's city center is built around a gorgeous plaza, known as La Plaza Delicias (the Plaza of Delights). With the Cathedral, some fountains, statues, and the famous Fire Station Museum known as El Parque de Bombas, it is a must-see. If you see nothing else in Ponce, see this city square.
Near Ponce are a number of historical and scenic attractions. Perhaps the best known is the Castillo Serralles. Once the home of Ponce's pre-eminent family, this is now a popular tourist place. Another favorite is the beach. Here, the hot Caribbean sun keeps the water warm year-round. Bring sunblock!