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Capilla Del Cristo, Puerto Rico: 2 reviews and 2 photos

  Inside the Capilla del Cristo
by pabertra

This old church was built centuries ago. The legend behind it is that a young man on horseback plunged over the cliff that this church is located on. During his descent he prayed to one of the Catholic saints to spare his life. Legend has it that he survived and the horse died. The church was built to commemorate this spectacular event. The church is beautiful and has a large amount of pigeons around it. Directly to the right of the church is a little park where schoolchildren come and feed the pigeons. The church has 2 large iron gates that lead inside. If you are lucky you will find them open and get to look inside. The inside is inlaid in gold and has a couple frescoes that are worth seeing.

Address: In Old San Juan
Phone: 787-722-0861

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  • Updated Nov 15, 2004
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