Ponce... I'm gonna be honest. I've mixed feelings about this town. STILL it haves awesome places to visit. I'm gonna cover 3 of them. We where starving since we left early in the morning from Carolina and it was already 12PM so We had to eat something. Walking around with a cousin and her friend we found Dulce Fruta Bistro. This Bistro/Cafe is a hidden gem on the old side of town (what we call el pueblo).
I am so happy we found this place. Oh my GOD. The scrambled eggs felt like I was the one that made it so yes it was PERFECT. The coffee amazing strong sweet full of flavor. The apple juice I was expecting Motts apple juice but no... they just get the apple, grind it pour it on a glass and there you have REAL apple juice. The service you better leave a good tip cause the guy (who ever you are) was awesome. Very polite and talked with us about random things from coffee to las mascaras they have hanging on the walls. The place is small but really nice and extremely well kept. Loved the place and if I go again to Ponce soon I'll totally go there to have breakfast.
Next stop was the plaza and the Ponce Cathedral. All towns in Puerto Rico have a church and a fountain but this Plaza haves el Parque de Bombas too. Below are photos from the church and the fountain. When you go to Ponce know that you will see lions everywhere (statues or anything) to the point you think you just went to a safari.
Now to end the day we finally hit the main attraction and reason for this trip the Museo de Arte de Ponce. Founded by dearest Luis A. Ferré and inaugurated on 1965. It is one if not the largest art museum in the Caribbean and one of the best.
The museum contains one of the most important pre-Raphaelite collections in the Western Hemisphere, holding some 4,500 pieces of art distributed among fourteen galleries. It is the only museum in Puerto Rico accredited by the American Association of Museums.
There you have more info on the museum. They gave multiples expositions and galleries. One of the most impressive ones for me was Emilio Sanchez Font exhibition. The lines and shadows on his works are so clean and amazing. The details, forms and the patterns are splendid. Incredible art work. I posted some of my favorite works from him here. There are a lot more at the museum so if you can check it out do so.
My favorite part of the visit was seen Treppe by David Schnell and Flaming June by Fredric Leighton.
|Treppe by David Schnell|
|Flaming June by Fredric Leighton|