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La Rogativa, San Juan

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Contemplate the 1797 British invasion of San Juan at 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 La Rogativa a part of your San Juan vacation plans using our San Juan trip app .
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  • The rogativa remembers parts of Rodin by his Bill. Its dimension also impresses. You should go to see it. It is located in place close to the sea and the Puerta de San Juan where it has enough space to appreciate it. It evokes the power of faith and the resistance of the people against the invaders. It was designed by a contemporary artist, New Zealander Lindsey Daen that resided several decades in Puerto Rico
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  • An iconic sculpture not to be missed when visiting Old San Juan. I love the history which come to live on it and the ocean view from here is spectacular for the best OSJ photos. Go on the front and ha...  more »
  • I am puertorrican and this is my favorite monument, it represents the faith of our people. Long time ago when the english, french people were attacking the island they say a lot of people with fire to...  more »

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