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Key Info

Calle del Cristo

Price & Hours

Free
24/7 daily

Details

Free, Neighborhood/Area, Shopping Type
2 hours to Half Day Time to Spend

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  • 5.0Value
  • 4.0Food Scene
  • 4.5Atmosphere

Outlet shoppers should come to Old San Juan prepared to let go of a few dollars. The city's Calle del Cristo is a haven of restaurants, art galleries and boutiques. In addition to popular stores, those walking the street can discover local crafts and artisan shops.

If you're looking to skip shopping altogether, Calle del Cristo is still a worthwhile spot to get a feel for the beauty of Old San Juan. Past travelers routinely praised the old churches and unique architecture that line the cobblestone streets.

Calle del Cristo is also a great photo-taking opportunity. Snap a few of the street's two famous chapels:  the San Juan Bautista Cathedral (open from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. most days) and the Capilla de Cristo (only open select days). Or swing by Pigeons Park (Parque de las Palomas) to see the scores of birds waiting to be fed. The street itself is free to visit and is accessible at any time, but store and restaurant hours vary, so be sure to check with a particular shop for any additional information. You'll find El Morro fort near the north end of the street. 

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