Capilla del Santo Cristo de la Salud

Capilla del Santo Cristo de la Salud

Capilla del Santo Cristo de la Salud
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The Chapel of Christ the Savior (Cristo de la Salud) was built between 1753 and 1780. Legend has it that the Chapel of Christ the Savior was erected to honor a miracle. It is said that in the year 1750 the Cristo Street was host to a horse race where one of the participants could not stop his horse and fell off the cliff. The Secretary of Government at the time, Don Tomas Mateo Prats is said to have invoked the Santo Cristo de la Salud and that the young man who fell off the cliff was saved. And so, the Secretary of Government ordered the construction of the chapel on sight to honor the miracle. It was later revealed that in truth the young man died, but still, this chapel has a distinct spiritual feel to it. If you ever find yourself in Cristo Street, don't forget to visit this miracle sight!
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BenG
Lancaster, MA47 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021
this chapel is the place where according to tradition a man in a carriage fell off the cliff and miracously survived. In the past it was opened and you could go in after feeding the pidgeons in their park just to the right. At the end of the street there is an open street restaurant that makes puerto rican foods. very yummy.
Written September 15, 2021
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Leidy G
Miami, FL322 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2021
While trying to find el Morro I ended up here and I am so happy I did. The church is so cute and special. Right outside of it you will find hundreds of pigeons that you could feed for $2. I ended up buying a rosary and the nun blessed it with holy water from the church. The experience was great and you could really feel the spirit of the place. Also for those who like nice photos the church is a must.
Written June 4, 2021
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Stephanie S
Porter, TX16 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2021
We first noticed this tiny church built right on the city wall, and wondered. The church itself was quaint and beautiful on the inside, but the outside was what put me off. There are literally hundreds of pigeons that congregate outside. There are vendors that sell corn to feed them, and there is pigeon feces everywhere. I would have enjoyed the church a lot more had I not had to "wade" through pigeons.
Written April 6, 2021
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rexpig
Wilmington, DE262 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022
The chapel is open only on Tuesdays. On other days, it is hidden behind barred gates. It stands adjacent to the park of the pigeons. A man with an iguana sits in a nearby doorway and shares bites of fruit with the animal in a faintly revolting way. The pigeons are tame and have a habit of crowding around anyone who even appears to be holding some food (bird food is available for purchase at the booth). The trek to the end of the calle is good for exercise but there's really not much to be seen here.
Written June 27, 2022
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Sylvia DrSoul Fernandez
San Juan, Puerto Rico12,234 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2020 • Friends
I came walking (6:30am) with a friend from Condado to Old San Juan and after enjoying the almost 1 hour leasurly walk with amazing views we got to see the Cristo Street empty and the Chapel at its best... eventhough it was closed. The pigeons where enjoying the peace and quiet also! There is a huge flag of Puerto Rico at the next street over! #drsoulpr Follow me for many amazing secrets in Old San Juan and contact me for nice places for coffee! 🙌🏻
Written October 5, 2020
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BrakiWorldTraveler
Belgrade, Serbia18,666 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022
This Chapel is by the Pigeons park at the southern end of Calle del Cristo.
It's a quick photo op without a chance of getting inside it. The park to the right offers spectacular views of San Juan bay.
Written February 2, 2023
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Lolly’s Look
New York City, NY15,031 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020
This small chapel at the end of the road has a unique story for its miracle. In 1753 Baltazar Montanez,who was on a horse slipped at this spot and fell off the cliff. The lSpanish Secretary of Government saw this and said a prayer to save him. Baltazar Montanez, was saved and the chapel was built on the rock where he fell over the cliff.
Written March 14, 2020
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alexandragrant8229
Wichita, KS174 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019 • Family
This is such a treasure for the island. See how it looked in the 1500's and imagine what it must have been like in that time. It is being carefully taken care of and restored.
Written April 13, 2019
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Bori2
Allentown, PA173 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
We were on our way to El Parque De Paloma’s, but unfortunately due to recent protest it has been closed, but a gentleman sells corn to feed the pigeons while they fly onto your shoulders, head and arms while a hundred or so are flying all over the place while the kids play. Awesome family experience
Written August 17, 2019
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Shari B
41 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2016 • Friends
I just love the history of Old San Juan and this is just one of the many sites to see while in Old San Juan.
Written January 20, 2017
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