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Capilla del Cristo, San Juan: 2 reviews and 4 photos

  Capilla del Cristo
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      Capilla del Cristo
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  • An accordionist playing in front of the chapel - San Juan
      An accordionist playing in front of the chapel
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There are many legends surrounding the construction of this little chapel located at the bottom of Calle del Cristo. Many have to do with a young man who, during a fiesta in 1753, took a fall over the city walls and into the bay of San Juan. In some stories, the young man survives and builds the chapel to thank God for miraculously saving his life. In others, he dies, and it's the family who builds the chapel so they would have a place to pray for his soul and also to block the bottom of the street to prevent such accidents from happening again. Whatever the true story is, the Capilla del Cristo is a charming little church, beautifully decorated. Unfortunately, it is only open to visitors on Tuesdays from 10:00 am to 3:30 pm. The rest of the week, it's possible to look inside through the iron gates that block its entrance.

Address: Calle del Cristo
Directions: Old San Juan
Phone: 787-772-0861

Review Helpfulness: 4.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Feb 20, 2010
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