Plazuela de la Rogativa
Puerta de San Juan
Spanish ships once anchored in the cove just off these ramparts to unload colonists and supplies, all of which entered the city through...
Museo Felisa Rincón de Gautier
This museum, an attractive neoclassical townhouse, was the longtime home of San Juan’s beloved mayor, Doña Felisa. She presided over the...
Museo del Niño
Kids love the three floors of hands-on exhibits stuffed into this orange-and-green building that sits on the edge of a small shady park....
If Hunter S Thompson's ghost wanted to relive his Rum Diary days, this is where you’d find him. Cool, crusty and unashamedly divey, the...
One of El Convento’s culinary highlights is this terrace tapas bar – perched above the hotel’s central courtyard. Perennial favorites...
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.