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Calle del Cristo

Address: Calle del Cristo, San Juan, Puerto Rico
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Ranked #11 of 105 Attractions 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.
Attraction details
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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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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27 reviews 27 reviews
15 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

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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25 reviews 25 reviews
8 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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
8 helpful votes 8 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
42 helpful votes 42 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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Senior Reviewer
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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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Old San Juan has so many great things to see and the streets are all cobble stone and narrow. Calle del Cristo is just another one of the old historic streets in the town.

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Katy, Texas
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86 reviews 86 reviews
25 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

looking down at the cemetery from the plaza was a great view. Some special to see as you are walking in old San Juan.

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Amanda, Ohio
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266 reviews 266 reviews
127 attraction reviews
196 helpful votes 196 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

I too was disappointed that we couldn't get in. This entire area of the city is lovely. Plenty of things to see and photograph.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

Although this is a very crowded street, at the end of the street you will be surprised by a tiny chapel with a beautiful altar and a very interesting story. In the background, there is a fantastic view of the sea and the cruises anchored in San Juan. A must see.

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