Plaza las Delicias
Nearly all municipalities in Puerto Rico center around their plaza and develop out from there, and Ponce has one of the most beautiful on the island. Delicias is made up of two separate plazas: Plaza Luis Muñoz Rivera on the north and Plaza Degetau on the south. Visitors can view the architecture of the past in the stunning edifice of Casa Alcaldía (City Hall) and Casa Armstrong-Poventud. The detail of Casa Armstrong-Poventud is mesmerizing. Our Lady of Guadalupe Church lords over the plaza as somewhat of a beautiful matriarch. The fountains in Degetau were originally built for the 1939 New York World’s Fair, and were shipped to Ponce and installed here. Plaza las Delicias is also excellent for shopping, dining and just general relaxation, and there are many very fine hotels right on or just off the plaza, so there is much within walking distance.