Chapel of Christ the Savior (Capilla de Cristo), San Juan

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Head to Chapel of Christ the Savior (Capilla de Cristo), a quaint chapel with a rich history. According to legend, the chapel was built to celebrate the miracle survival of a racer who leapt over the edge of the city wall, after he was unable to stop his horse. The exterior of the 18th-century holy building features little more than an exposed bell tower. Inside, find a shining gold and silver altar surrounded by paintings from famous Puerto Rican artist Jose Campeche, all enveloped by white walls. To visit Chapel of Christ the Savior (Capilla de Cristo) on your trip to San Juan, use our San Juan itinerary planner.
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  • I am not a religious person at the very least. But I've always admired the story that pieces of history like this one tell. It's free to go and see the altar. However, there is a donation stand to fun...  more »
  • We were staying at an hotel near this attraction, it was next door to the pigeon park and forteleza st,very old building,very small ,you can just look inside and you can't go in to this small chapel.  more »
  • Excellent place to take pictures and sit. Just right next to a Famous Pigeons Park (Parque de las Palomas) Visited by a lots of children from all over the Island.  more »