ⓘ Vega Alta barrio-pueblo is a barrio and the administrative center of Vega Alta, a municipality of Puerto Rico. Its population in 2010 was 1.169. was customary i ..

                                     

ⓘ Vega Alta barrio-pueblo

Vega Alta barrio-pueblo is a barrio and the administrative center of Vega Alta, a municipality of Puerto Rico. Its population in 2010 was 1.169.

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.

                                     

1. 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 plazas purpose was for "the parties" celebrations, festivities Spanish: a proposito para las fiestas, and that the square should be proportionally large enough for the number of neighbors Spanish: grandeza proporcionada al numero 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.

                                     

2. Lin-Manuel Miranda tourism

The Puerto Rican, award-winning, musician and playwright Lin-Manuel Miranda who created the Broadway hit, "Hamilton", is from a family with roots in Vega Alta. In 2017, his dad opened the Placita Guisin, a cafe and restaurant in Vega Alta barrio-pueblo. In 2019 Lin-Manuel moved his memorabilia to a new gallery, the Lin-Manuel Miranda Gallery, a few steps from Placita Guisin and opened a store there too, TeeRico. The location has become a tourist attraction.

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