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

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Contact: +1 787 722 0861
Open Hours: Tu 10a-3p; Mass on Su
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.