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[photo] Centro Ceremonial Indigena
Photo courtesy of the Puerto Rico Office of Historic Preservation

The Centro Ceremonial Indigena, located in Tibes ward, close to the town of Ponce, is one of the largest and most important ceremonial sites in Puerto Rico. Archeological investigation and radiocarbon dating indicate that the site's major period of occupation was from 400 through 1000 AD. The site consists of several stone-lined courts/plazas shaded by native trees. The last inhabitants of the site are believed to have been Tainos.

Centro Ceremonial Indigena is located on Rte. 503, Km. 2.2 near Ponce, Puerto Rico. A museum located at the site is open 9:00am to 4:00pm., Tuesday- Sunday, closed major holidays. There is a fee for admission. Call 787-840-2255 for further information.


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