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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  • You can't enter this chapel, but the story of why it was built is interesting. On the side of the chapel are two pair of boots - one for the child and one for the father.  more »
  • If you're planning a visit to Old San Juan do not miss this Chapel. Please read ahead of time the historical meaning and you will have a greater appreciation during your visit. The Visitors Center has...  more »
  • Love this park of pigeon's it is so relaxing here and the best sunset you will see. Pigeons are everywhere but and if you want to feed them there is usually someone selling seeds.  more »