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Chapel of Christ the Savior (Capilla de Cristo)

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Address: Calle del Cristo | Next to Pigeon's Park by the City Wall, San Juan, Puerto Rico
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+1 787-722-0861

A small 18th-century chapel with a fascinating history.

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Iconic chapel in Old San Juan

This is a place to visit as you stroll done Forteleza. The legend that the chapel was built is based on a horse race down San Cristo where the horse did not stop in time and the... read more

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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is a place to visit as you stroll done Forteleza. The legend that the chapel was built is based on a horse race down San Cristo where the horse did not stop in time and the rider was thrown over the wall saying if he lived he would build a chapel in remembrance of being saved.

Thank RusPat_704
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

Really enjoyed my visit to San Juan walking trough the streets and visiting the Old San Juan many attractions.

Thank MIOPuertoRico
Lahaina, Hawaii
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is a very small chapel ...lovely cared for by a group of volunteers. You'll be walking by, so make sure to stop, it won't take much time at all. While there you can also view the pigeon park next door. Great views of the water and streets of Old San Juan.

Thank Bill S
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

not a lot to say, it was closed there are restaurants and some shops right in front of it. Nice place to catch a bite and admire the outside of the chapel

Thank Lilliam C
Hockessin, Delaware
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We actually stumbled onto the Chapel as we sat down for lunch at the Restaurants on Calle del Cristo. It was not open but there was the opportunity to take a few pictures of the outside. They put up an example of the façade to show what it use to look like. Note: This is right next to Pigeon Park... More 

Thank DiAlJo
Branchburg, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

If not for our tour guide we would have had not understand the significance or history. Having said this, per the guide, it is rarely open.

Thank Jerry R
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great little 5 min stop to see and take pictures. Walk around the side to get a ocean view pic and then leave. Nothing else here but hundreds of pigeons using the bathroom everywhere!

Thank paralegal777
Dawson, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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.

Thank Shyrl-An S
Noblesville, Indiana
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 free maps with a self guided walking tour which will lead you to this location. There is an adjoining "park" with hundreds of pigeons... More 

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Reviewed 23 March 2017

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.

Thank Isabel S

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