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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.
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  • Very good37%
  • Average17%
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Calle del Cristo | Next to Pigeon's Park by the City Wall, San Juan, Puerto Rico
+1 787-722-0861
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Reviewed 5 days ago

So you should wear a hat or use an umbrella. There are concessions right in front of the chapel that sell bird food. There is a great view from this area of San Juan and a few good stores and restaurants in the area

Thank pismore
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Located next to the “parque de las palomas” this chapel is full of history. Make sure you hit this spot during you le tour to learn about the history of it.

Thank Raul D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The chapel, the pigeons and a nearby Ice cream shop made for lovely afternoon. The chapel is the oldest on the island and I believe in America.

Thank Teresa S
Reviewed 2 December 2017

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 16 November 2017

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 13 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 5 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 11 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
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