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Chapel of Christ the Savior (Capilla de Cristo)

Calle del Cristo | Next to Pigeon's Park by the City Wall, San Juan, Puerto Rico
+1 787-722-0861
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A small 18th-century chapel with a fascinating history.
  • Excellent44%
  • Very good38%
  • Average16%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Calle del Cristo | Next to Pigeon's Park by the City Wall, San Juan, Puerto Rico
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Cute little chapel right on the old wall of the fortes of the city. Best part is its right next to Pigeon Park. You can go there and feed the pigeons. Then follow the walk down from there to harbor.

Thank VicSalo
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A man's life was saved by a blessing given when he fell down the cliff on his horse. Nothing happened to the man despite the rocks all over the cliff. As a gesture to repay the blessing, a small church was built to remember the...More

Thank Marlene A
Reviewed 14 September 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 without the pigeons but there's...More

Thank CRM519
Reviewed 6 September 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 lived after falling over the city wall at the end...More

Thank Ivette L
Reviewed 6 September 2017

My brother i walked here to find less pigeons that usually attend this place high above the docks for cruse ships. is OK to see but there is a lot more things that I wold spent my time seeing

Thank daveW6414PP
Reviewed 18 August 2017

Just walking around and found this little site, Chapel of Christ the Saviour, randomly at the end of the street. It is a very small building, not a lot to it and easy enough to walk past and think nothing of it. Check it out!

Thank Nunngo
Reviewed 12 August 2017

Found this while wandering around old San Juan. Commemorates someone living through a fall (though there are other stories so no one really knows LOL). Volunteers sell some religious items here to help raise money

Thank AnnNJ2013
Reviewed 30 July 2017

Quaint little chapel located on the edge of Old Town by the water. Nice to pop in while you are in the area. Beware of all the pigeons armed and ready.

Thank Kathy R
Reviewed 29 July 2017

Gorgeous, historic, recently renovated. Stop by and enjoy a few minutes of silence and history! It's just steps from the hustle and bustle so it is an easy visit.

Thank Gringo-in-Paradise
Reviewed 25 July 2017

There really is not much to see but what you see is free! Old San Juan is the part of Puerto Rico's capital city where you can shop, dine, drink, or take in art, history and culture,. "La Capilla del Cristo" is in the latter...More

Thank Cyreese
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