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. Use our San Juan journey builder tool to arrange your visit to Chapel of Christ the Savior (Capilla de Cristo) and other attractions in San Juan.
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  • Watch out for the crazy pidgeons next to this chapel! You may stand at the gate and look inside; however, tourists are only allowed in on one day a week. We were not there whatever day that is.  more »
  • This Chapel is located in the old city right next to the pigeons park. It is the oldest chapel and it says that a miracle took place here and in it's honor they built the chapel.  more »
  • This is located right next to the pigeon park along the city wall. You can buy pigeon food and feed the pigeons right out front. This is the oldest chapel in the Americas and is architecturally beauti...  more »
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