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Chapel of Christ the Savior (Capilla del Cristo), San Juan

Chapel of Christ the Savior (Capilla del Cristo) - San Juan, Puerto Rico
Chapel of Christ the Savior (Capilla del Cristo)
Calle del Cristo, San Juan, Puerto Rico 00901Map
West of Paseo de la Princessa
+1 787 722 0861
Neighborhood: Old San Juan
Overview

Capilla de Cristo, the Chapel of Christ, was built as a memorial to a celebrated miracle. In 1753, a youth participating in a horse-race at the St. John's Day festival lost control of his horse and plunged over a precipice. Don Mateo Pratts, a secretary of the city, prayed to Christ to spare the boy's life and the youth was saved. To express his gratitude, the young man had the chapel erected later that same year. Today, the chapel, located on Calle Cristo near Paseo de la Princesa, is a landmark and its Campeche paintings and gold and silver altar are highlights.

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