Tibes Indigenous Ceremonial Center

Local nameCentro Ceremonial Indígena de Tibes

The Tibes Indigenous Ceremonial Center in Barrio Tibes, Ponce municipality, Puerto Rico, houses one of the most important archaeological discoveries made in the Antilles. The discovery provides an insight as to how the indigenous tribes of the Igneri and Taínos lived and played during and before the arrival of Christopher Columbus to the New World. Tibes is the oldest Antillean Indian ceremonial and sports complex yet uncovered in Puerto Rico. Within its boundaries is also the largest indigenous cemetery discovered to date – consisting of 186 human skeletons, most from the Igneri and the rest from the pre-Taíno cultures. Based on the orientation of the ceremonial plazas, this is also believed to be the oldest astronomical observatory in the Antilles. The museum was established in 1982 and restored in 1991.

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Opening hours

Tue - Sun: 8 am - 4 pm


Adults: $3
Children (5 - 12): $2
Children (under 5): free

More information and contact

Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tibes_Indigenous_Ceremonial_Center

Official website http://www.puertoricoexplore.com/Detail/11_Tibes_Indian_Ceremonial_Park.html

Address Cam Latoma Vieja, Ponce, 00730, Puerto Rico

Coordinates 18°2'27.815" N -66°37'17.988" E

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