Saturday, December 19, 2009

In Old San Juan (2)

Monumento En La Plazuela De La Rogativa, Old San Juan, PR (28 November 2009)

The bronze sculpture by Lindsay Daen (1971) commemorates a religious procession (rogativa) on the night of 30 April 1797 that saved San Juan from a siege by the British. According to the story, a bishop and women carrying torches and singing hymns fooled the British into thinking that Spanish reinforcements had reached the city. The next morning, the invaders were gone.

Monumento En La Plazuela De La Rogativa (another view).

The monument can be found on the edge of the city's west wall, overlooking San Juan Bay; it stands at the end of Caleta de las Monjas, just inside the San Juan Gate entrance.


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