Centro Ceremonial Indígena Tibes is the oldest Antillian Indigenous ceremonial complex, located in the city of Ponce. The flooding of Hurricane Eloisa in 1975, uncovered a great archeological treasure in Ponce of great significance to the Antilles and the Puerto Rican people. A sugar cane farmer looking for wood was the first to discover remnants of a lost civilization dating back to Pre-Taino Cultures, uncovered by the flooding.
Centro Ceremonial Indígena Tibes is both an outdoor and indoor museum where visitors can walk through ball courts, three ceremonial plazas, and an indoor museum where individuals can learn about the history and life of indigenous cultures. An educational movie is also available at the museum.
- Location: Route 503, Ponce, P.R. 00730
- Tel: 787-840-2255
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