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Calle del Cristo

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Address: Calle del Cristo, San Juan, Puerto Rico
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No
Activities: Shopping
Description: "That shopping street," as known to cab drivers; a tourist must.

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Quaint ancient street

A pleasant stroll from El Convento. Note the blue bricks on street. Outdoor dining on the street. Ends with a chapel -- usually open to public.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 27, 2015
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Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
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Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

A pleasant stroll from El Convento. Note the blue bricks on street. Outdoor dining on the street. Ends with a chapel -- usually open to public.

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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

Loved the views,shops and historic buildings. The adoquins in the street.great atmosphere and good food.

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Charleston, South Carolina
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

Great street, beautiful church and square, but the real shopping is on Fortaleza Street, not on Calle del Cristo as we'd been led to believe. Overpriced jewelry (Cartier and Chopard) and chain stores (Tommy Hilfiger, Coach) instead of local arts and crafts. The area in front of the church and down the side streets is the best reason to visit.

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Houston, United States
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25 reviews 25 reviews
9 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

Take a taxi or walk from the cruise ship port in Old San Juan to this old street with lots of good shops/restaurants including Coach and Guess Outlet stores. Our favorite restaurant is La Cucina de Ivo with a great quiet courtyard and very good (and fairly expensive!) Italian Mediterranean food.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

From the north end where the museums and plaza sit to the south end with it's chapel and pigeon park this street was charming with it's shops, historical buildings and restaurants. Spend some time exploring the side streets as well.

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

This is a great starting point, meeting point or central point to make note of while in Old San Juan. If coming in through the gate in the wall from the Paseo de la Princessa, this is the first main north and south street you come across. At it's southern end is Capilla del Cristo which I wasn't lucky enough... More 

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Florida
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17 reviews 17 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Liked the streets, the view, the birds, the structure of the buildings great history there as well😃

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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

This is the real place to shop in old San Juan. Stop by the Convento hotel to see a really well done unique hotel that was built from an old nun's convent. Across the street is one of the old classic new world Spanish Churches, but continue down the street for some great small boutiques, art galleries and restaurants.

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

I loved this fort dating back to the early Spanish settlers to the island. It is in excellent condition with very informative maps about trade routes. You could imagine the Spanish soldiers defending the island against pirates. The views over the water are spectacular and the fort is visible from Plaza Colon.

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Helsinki
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73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

This place is located into the old San Juan. It is a very nice stroll where you can feel the charm of the city while doing some shopping or enjoying the local cuisine. It is a nice place to be for 1-2 hours during your stay in Puerto Rico.

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