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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  • This is a very small chapel that you can look in but not enter. If you're walking around Old San Juan it's a nice historical place to view. However, I would not plan a visit just to see the chapel. 
  • The entire street directly in front was covered in pigeons, but men were sitting on the side walks playing guitar and selling food to feed the pigeons. If you can get up to it without being flocked to...  more »
  • This little chapel is at the end of a small street off of Fortaleza Street, and is worth a few minutes of your time to consider San Juan as it was a century or more ago. Next to the chapel (on your ri...  more »