La Rogativa

Calle Recinto del Oeste & Las Monjas
San Juan, 99 - Map It

AAA Editor Notes

La Rogativa is just n. of the San Juan Gate on Calle Recinto del Oeste. This striking statue, commissioned for San Juan's 450th anniversary, pays homage to a celebrated legend. During the British siege by Sir Ralph Abercromby's troops in 1797, it is said that the local bishop led his parishioners in a prayer procession through the streets. The enemy, seeing the line of torches, thought Spanish reinforcements had arrived—and fled. The Plazuela de la Rogativa, a little plaza atop the city wall, offers a bird's-eye view of the western harbor and the Paseo del Morro.
Free.
Hours: Daily dawn-dusk.