Basílica Menor Nuestra Sra. de la Monserrate, EFR
- The legend of Nuestra Señora de la Monserrate.
- By: QP
In the center of town you will find the Basílica Menor Nuestra Señora de la Monserrate. The church was erected to celebrate the legend of the intervention of Nuestra Señora de la Monserrate to save the life of a peasant. While working in the fields, the peasant was charged by an enraged bull. The peasant called on the saint to save his life – just then the bull tripped, and the peasant was saved. Since then, the townspeople are known both locally and internationally for their devotion to the Virgin Mary.
Also in town is the Casa Marquéz. This historic home, a good example of the best architecture of its day, is maintained just as it was in the 18th century. Contact City Hall for a visit. From Hormigueros you can easily connect into Mayagüez and everything in the southwest.
How to go:
Just south of Mayagüez on Rt 2, take the left turn (northeast) on Rt 103. This will take you right into town.