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Municipal Goverment

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Carite Forest
Hon. Rolando Ortiz-Velázquez

Places of Interest

• Carite State Forest
• City Hall
• Cayey Historical Museum
• Roadkeeper’s House
• Cayey Seismology Center
• Mount El Torito
• Luis Raúl "El Rolo" Colón Municipal Sports complex
• School of Fine Arts
• Garita de Cayey Knoll
• Rex Cream ice-cream parlor
• Our Lady of the Assumption Church
• Monument to the Puerto Rican Jíbaro
• Monument to the Three Kings and The Three Kings Recreational Park
• Veterans’ Monument
• Dr. Pío López Martínez Art Museum
• Ibero-American Promenade
• Ramón Frade Towntown, founding: A group of vecinos that wanted to found a town had to grant a power of attorney to one or more other vecinos to represent them before the governor and viceroy. This person could authorize the founding of the town and the establishment of a parish. The grantors of the power of attorney had to be a majority in the given territory and more than ten in number. Once the case had been made, the governor appointed a capitán poblador or settlement official to represent the vecinos and one or more delegates, who usually lived in nearby cabildos vecinos to receive the necessary documentation. Proof was required that the settlement was so far from a church that it was very difficult for the settlers to partake of sacraments and municipal services. In general, proof was provided of the absence or bad condition of roads and bridges. If the petition was approved, it was required that the vecinos mark off the new municipality and build public works such as a church, a parish house, a government house (Casa del Rey), a slaughterhouse, and a cemetery, and to set aside land for the town square or plaza and the commons (ejidos). The vecinos were expected to cover the cost of building these works by levying special assessments. Usually one of the land owners donated some land for the founding. Once the requirements had been met, the governor authorized the founding of the town and the parish, and he appointed a Lieutenant at War who usually was the same capitán poblador. Square
• Guavate Roast Pork Stands
• Cayey Sports Hall of Fame


• Children and the Mountains Festival – January
• Regional Fair – April
• Torito Olympic Games– April
• Trumpet Tree Festival – June
• Distinguished Youth of Cayey - June
• Constitution Night - July
• Patron Saint's Festival – August
• Saint Isidore the Farmer – October
• Christmas Festival – December
• Cabalgata del Río – December
• Poetry and Song – second Friday of the month

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Autor: Grupo Editorial EPRL
Published: June 04, 2010.

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