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Calle del Cristo

Address: Calle del Cristo, San Juan, Puerto Rico
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Ranked #74 of 521 things to do in San Juan
Type: Landmarks & points of interest, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: Shopping
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: "That shopping street," as known to cab drivers; a tourist must.
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Type: Landmarks & points of interest, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: Shopping
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: "That shopping street," as known to cab drivers; a tourist must.

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  • Portuguese first
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English first
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35 reviews 35 reviews
15 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Great place to people watch while shopping and site seeing in Old San Juan. Beautiful old buildings with a Spanish flare. Many different types of stores. Something for everyone.

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Jackson, Ohio
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123 reviews 123 reviews
65 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

We took the free tram to the fort. There are lots of trolley stops you can hop on that drop you off at the fort. There are two forts and one entrance fee covers both admissions. There is lots of walking and not much shade to sit and rest. Very interesting and lots of history. Lots of reading to get... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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157 reviews 157 reviews
59 attraction reviews
105 helpful votes 105 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

There is something magical about this spot - it will bring your faith back. Nice walk to the place down cobblestone streets with side cat alleys. There is a small place to purchase trinkets next to it when open and the pigeon park next door is wonderful too. Must do. Read the history and legends before you go please. Thank... More 

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Largo, Florida
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103 reviews 103 reviews
31 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

This is were the famous "El Convento Hotel " and the Cathedral are , just by the convent hotel you can find paintings by local artist in the street ,very nice

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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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27 reviews 27 reviews
15 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

Although I heard several versions of the legend of the chapel, one could get a feel for what could have possibly happened - the stones of the pavement are quite beautiful and have withstood 500 years,

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SAN JUAN
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29 reviews 29 reviews
8 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Many stores, church, hotel, places to munch. The legend states that when the buggies were used at the top of the hill, the horse got spooked and ran down with a child inside. The father asked God to save his child and wherever he was saved he would build a church. The spooked horse stopped on the verge of a... More 

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St. Louis, Missouri, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

We were sent in this direction by the staff at Don Collins Cigar Shop who were recommending places for a cocktail. This is a great spot in Old San Juan if only to soak in more of the character and architecture. It was excellent for people watching and we did stop for cocktails at the place on the east side... More 

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Wichita, Kansas
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78 reviews 78 reviews
45 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

Beautiful street with the church at the end and a park next to it. We were lucky to run into this lady that gave us tips on where to go and what else to do. Puerto Rico has very friendly people.

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Port of Spain, Trinidad
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45 reviews 45 reviews
19 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

This is one of those pretty streets in Old San Juan. Pay the church a visit. Check out the small shrine at the southern end - apparently there were horse races along the street long ago and a noble man's son raced straight of the cliff and survived the fall. There are also a couple of bars and restaurants you... More 

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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

The chapel at the south end of Calle de Cristro is worth the walk. We passed this on the "Tastes of San Juan" tour (which I recommend) and came back the next day for pics. Calle de Cristo also passes by the old cathedral and is a good way to get between the two main 'shopping' areas, Calle de Tetuan... More 

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