The Ponce Carnival is a major event in the Puerto Rico calendar and it is one of the oldest festivals in the western hemisphere dating back to around 1858.

Vejigante costume, Carnival in Ponce, Puerto Rico - The Carnaval takes place annually and coincides with Mardi Gras of New Orleans, Carnival of Venice, and Rio de Janeiro's Carnival. Estimated attendance is about

St. Petersburgo

The beautiful building in the background is The Church on The Spilled Blood. A very beautiful church inside and out!