The image of the Virgen del Rosario (carved in baroque art) arrived in Mendoza
coming from Lima on April 15, 1590 and that was the Dominican Fr. Juan
Vázquez O.P. who brought her to our Cuyan lands.
The devotion to the Virgin was accentuated, being invoked mainly in the
cases of epidemics, earthquakes and other public scourges. With this it was done
credit to the Mendoza gratitude, gratitude that was publicly demonstrated
the town sworn by it as its Patroness in 1737.
Feast of the Virgin in
Lagunas del Rosario
On November 15 of that year, Cabildo Abierto was convoked with the only
object of naming Patron of the city to Our Lady of the Rosary. 24th
November, Bishop Dr. Manuel de Alday and Aspée, confirmed the decision of
the civil authorities, joining the Blessed Virgin under the invocation
of the Most Holy Rosary, as Patron of this City ..
On February 12, 1839, the Honorable Hall of Representation and Power
Executive enacted a special law declaring the Virgin of the Rosary
Patron of the Province.
This celebration is held in the historic Chapel in the town of Lagunas del Rosario, Lavalle. There the Mass and procession takes place with the image of the “Patroness of Mendoza”.
The celebrations take place every 2nd weekend of October.
The activity is free.