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Address: | Up on Hill Past San Juan Gate on the Paseo Del Morro Side, San Juan, Puerto Rico
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A monument portraying a San Juan legend.

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A Most Beautiful Spot

A photo or rest stop here when walking Old San Juan is a must. Danish sculptor Lindsay Danes gift to Puerto Rico is an inspiration. The answered prayers for the salvation of the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A photo or rest stop here when walking Old San Juan is a must. Danish sculptor Lindsay Danes gift to Puerto Rico is an inspiration. The answered prayers for the salvation of the city from Drakes marauders was it's inspiration. It truly inspires every day. A true work of art. Do not miss it.

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Des Moines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2016

The art itself is meaningful in that it represents a historical story that happened in the area. But the location makes it even lovelier. It is just a couple blocks from the Cathedral down a picturesque street. In the "square" at the end of the street is the statue which overlooks the sea and the old town wall and one... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2016

I've always like these statues, although the history behind them isn't what it seems. In the late 1800s, there was a British attack led by Gen. Abercromby, and the people were very scared. The ladies decided, with their bishop, to make a plea, a rogativa, at night, to God to make the British go away. Supposedly, the British went away... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2016

This commemorative sculpture is marvelous: strong women defending the city. The site is often used for weddings and it's very close to El Convento Hotel.

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Thank susansChitown
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2016

This is a stunning bronze statue just down the hill from El Convento. Very close is the Gate of San Juan and the famous Princesa Prison--place were many modern events occured. Be sure to walk around and take in all the various pieces of art that are strategically located around Old San Juan.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2016

This is a stunning bronze statue just down the hill from El Convento. It makes for some stunning photos with the ocean background and elements of the old fort as well. Definitely a must see if you are in Old San Juan.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2016

As another reviewer quoted, "This is a great place to view the sunset and enjoy a peaceful corner of Old San Juan." We found this little plaza by walking down a tree line street to some sentry posts. Not quite sure about the story behind it, but it was a photo opportunity.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2016

This 12 feet high cluster of Statues stands in the Plazuela de la Rogativa. According to Historians, British troupes led by Sir Abercrombie created a naval blockade on April 30, 1797. Their plans were to stop any supplies from coming into the city via the Sea, thereby starving the people and forcing them to surrender. The desperate Governor approached the... More 

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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2016

Please visit this monument to the determination of the people who wanted to repel outside invaders and did so with gumption and courage.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2016

This interesting sculpture is located at the top of the city wall, just to the north (turn left) after entering the old city through the San Juan Gate (Puerta de San Juan) along Caleta de las Monjas near its intersection with Calle Sol. In addition to the sculpture, there is an excellent panoramic view of the bay from the top... More 

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