Plazuela de la Rogativa

sights / Parks & gardens

Plazuela de la Rogativa information

This tiny gem of a plaza with lovely views of the bay is home to an interesting, stylized bronze sculpture of the bishop of San Juan and three women bearing torches.

According to legend, the women walked through this plaza one night in 1797 holding candles which tricked British Lieutenant Abercromby (who was preparing to lay siege to San Juan with 8000 troops and a flotilla of over 50 vessels) into believing that reinforcements were flooding the city. Fearful of being outnumbered, Abercromby and his fleet withdrew.