Plaza Las Delicias
is the principal square
in the city of Ponce
, Puerto Rico
The square is famous for its fountains and for all the monuments it has around the area. Both the Parque de Bombas and the Ponce Cathedral are located in the middle of the square.
The north section of the square is called Plaza Luis Muñoz Rivera (or Luis Muñoz Rivera square), while the south section is called Plaza Federico Degetau (or Federico Degetau square).
Plaza Luis Muñoz Rivera
This section of the square has a statue of the poet and journalist of the same name, plus a small fountain.
Muñoz Rivera statue is made in bronze and was unveiled in 1923. Luis Yordán Dávila, mayor of Ponce at the time, was one of the main proponents of the monument.
Plaza Federico Degetau
This section of the square is perhaps the most known and the most seen in pictures. Right in its center lies the famous fountain dubbed as the Lions Fountain ("Fuente de los Leones" in Spanish
). It features four lions statues in each corner and the water flows under colored lighting effects.
There's also a statue of native composer, Juan Morel Campos. In one corner, there's an obelisk in honor of the firefighters that fought in the "Polvorín" fire (see Parque de Bombas).