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• Old customs house
• Old Ponce Casino
• Old infantry quarters
• Toro Negro Forest
• Miguel Pou Boulevard
• 25 de Enereo Street
• City Hall
• Armstrong-Poventud residence
• Wiechers-Villaronga residence
• Serrallés Mansion
• Our Lady of Guadeloupe Cathedral
• Tibes Indigenous Ceremonial Center
• Ponce traditional towntown, founding: A group of vecinos that wanted to found a town had to grant a power of attorney to one or more other vecinos to represent them before the governor and viceroy. This person could authorize the founding of the town and the establishment of a parish. The grantors of the power of attorney had to be a majority in the given territory and more than ten in number. Once the case had been made, the governor appointed a capitán poblador or settlement official to represent the vecinos and one or more delegates, who usually lived in nearby cabildos vecinos to receive the necessary documentation. Proof was required that the settlement was so far from a church that it was very difficult for the settlers to partake of sacraments and municipal services. In general, proof was provided of the absence or bad condition of roads and bridges. If the petition was approved, it was required that the vecinos mark off the new municipality and build public works such as a church, a parish house, a government house (Casa del Rey), a slaughterhouse, and a cemetery, and to set aside land for the town square or plaza and the commons (ejidos). The vecinos were expected to cover the cost of building these works by levying special assessments. Usually one of the land owners donated some land for the founding. Once the requirements had been met, the governor authorized the founding of the town and the parish, and he appointed a Lieutenant at War who usually was the same capitán poblador. center
• Yacht Club
• El Vigía Cross (Japanese Garden)
• Buena Vista Plantation
• Meliá Hotel
• Monument to Women
• Museo de Arte de Ponce
• Casa Paoli Museum
• Francisco "Pancho" Coimbre Museum
• Ponce History Museum
• Ponce Massacre Museum
• Puerto Rican Music Museum
• Román Baldorioty de Castro National Pantheon
• Silkwood Tree Park
• Firehouse
• Enrique González Park
• Monument to Pedro Albizu Campos and Park
• Julio E. Monagas Recreational Park
• Tercentennial Park
• Dora Colón Clavell Urban Park
• Antonio Arias Ventura promenade
• Atocha promenade
• La Guancha Boardwalk
• Playa de Ponce Ward
• El Tuque Beach
• Las Delicias town square
• Plaza del Caribe Mall
• Juan Ponce de León Square
• Isabel II Marketplace
• Deadman's Chest natural reserve
• La Perla Theater
• Farmers' trails
• Fishermen's village


* Ponce Carnival – the week before Lent
* Regional Crafts Fair - March
* Ponce Playa Festival - May
* Danza Week - May
* Bomba Festival in San Antón Ward - July
* Patron Saint's Day Festival – December
* Discovering our Indian Roots – November
* Matins in Honor of Our Lady of Guadeloupe – December
* Christmas Concert – December

Note: These articles have been edited and checked by academics and specialists in History. Discrepancies may exist among historians regarding some data.

Autor: Grupo Editorial EPRL
Published: September 10, 2010.

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Ponce: Buena Vista Coffee Mill
Ponce: Former Spanish Military Hospital / Home for the Blind
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