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

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Religious Site Tourist Spot
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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  • Found this while wandering around old San Juan. Commemorates someone living through a fall (though there are other stories so no one really knows LOL). Volunteers sell some religious items here to hel...  more »
  • Do not enter to the place was closed! We took some beautiful photos! on the side is the square of the pigeons and the views are very beautiful! on the street there are bars and restaurant
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  • Quaint little chapel located on the edge of Old Town by the water. Nice to pop in while you are in the area. Beware of all the pigeons armed and ready.  more »

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