Isabel II barrio-pueblo
Isabel II barrio-pueblo
Barrio Pueblo Isabel
El Fortín Conde de Mirasol
|• Total||.50 sq mi (1.3 km2)|
|• Land||.36 sq mi (0.9 km2)|
|• Water||.14 sq mi (0.4 km2)|
|Source: 2010 Census|
|Time zone||UTC−4 (AST)|
Isabel II barrio-pueblo (referred to as Isabel Segunda in Spanish) is a barrio and the administrative center (seat) in the downtown area in the island-municipality of Vieques, Puerto Rico. Its population in 2010 was 1,354.
As was customary in Spain, in Puerto Rico, the municipality has a barrio called pueblo which contains a central plaza, the municipal buildings (city hall), and a Catholic church. Fiestas patronales (patron saint festivals) are held in the central plaza every year.
It is the location of several historic sites listed on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places, including:
- Fuerte de Vieques (El Fortín Conde de Mirasol)
- Casa Alcaldia de Vieques
- Casa Augusto Delerme
- Casa Delerme-Anduze No. 2
- Casa de Jaime Puig Lemoine
- Delerme-Anduze House
- Las Tumbas de J. J. Maria le Guillou
- Rafael Acevedo House
- Smaine-Ortiz House
The central plaza history
The central plaza, or square, is a place for official and unofficial recreational events and a place where people can gather and socialize from dusk to dawn. The Laws of the Indies, Spanish law, which regulated life in Puerto Rico in the early 19th century, stated the plaza's purpose was for "the parties" (celebrations, festivities) (Spanish: a propósito para las fiestas), and that the square should be proportionally large enough for the number of neighbors (Spanish: grandeza proporcionada al número de vecinos). These Spanish regulations also stated that the streets nearby should be comfortable portals for passersby, protecting them from the elements: sun and rain.
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