Plazuela La Rogativa, San Juan

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Monument · Hidden Gem · Tourist Spot
Contemplate the 1797 British invasion of San Juan at Plazuela La Rogativa, which depicts local women and their bishop pleading to god to save their city during the naval blockade led by Sir Abercrombie. Built during 1971, the cluster of bronze statues, featuring three women and a bishop, stands 3.6 m (12 ft) tall and looks over San Juan Bay. During the 18th century, locals marched through the city carrying torches and bells, and singing hymns, which led British troops to believe that reinforcements had arrived. They then abandoned the city. Make Plazuela La Rogativa a part of your San Juan vacation plans using our San Juan trip app.
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  • This is an small monument in Old San Juan to commemorate the British occupation of San Juan. The better part of it is the view of the San Juan bay and the Island of Puerto Rico on the back.  more »
  • I absolutely loved this part of the city with the statue overlooking the water. The story goes that during the British occupation, the townspeople gathered one evening to protest the occupation...  more »
  • I love this place! Aside from the beautiful scenery and nice statue there is a hidden gem in this location that I'd like to share. See the pictures. It's a little place that serves ice's called Limbers. They are absolutely delicious. I ate them as a kid and for the first time in a lot of years I found them here after reading an article I found. I recommend the coconut and Tamarind.
  • Quiet quaint spot with an amazing view of d bay. Tight if driving a car it's mostly a spot to walk to and sit to savour d moment
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