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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. Work out when and for how long to visit La Rogativa and other San Juan attractions using our handy San Juan itinerary builder.
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  • This statue is near the cathedral church in with many different streets entrance. area was benches to sit down and enjoy the beautiful weather. 
  • According to Puerto Rican legend, British troops laid siege to San Juan, Puerto Rico on the night of April 30 of the year 1797. Townswomen, led by Bishop, formed a procession Rogativa (prayer) and the procession marched through the streets singing hymns, carrying torches, and prayers for the freedom of the city. From the sea, the British fleet took this religious procession as the arrival of Spanish reinforcements. When morning came, the British left the island, and the town was saved from possible invasion. Four sculptural Rogativa statue on the Plaza in old San Juan, to pay tribute to the Bishop and gorozhankam who participated in La Rogativa.
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  • This is one of my favorite sculptures located in Old San Juan. I go out of my way to pass it and rest in the shade on the wall and admire.