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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  • September 20, 2017
    A show or something there is so wow, but wow is just the simple, peaceful, ancient, architecture, very pleasant
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  • September 13, 2017
    This is a great spot not only for pictures but for history- and stop at the little bar next to it for a mojito while you try and escape the thousands of pigeons that live across it. Really could do wi...  more »
  • September 6, 2017
    At the southern end of Cristo Street you will find the beautiful Barroque Capilla del Cristo (Cristo Chapel), built in 1753. According to a local legend, it was built by a thankful father whose son li...  more »

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