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“Pretty Street”
Review of Calle del Cristo

Ranked #12 of 208 things to do in San Juan
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: "That shopping street," as known to cab drivers; a tourist must.
Reviewed 6 July 2013

This is a pretty street that winds past El Covento and the Cathedral. The shopping seems to be primarily factory outlet stores- coach, crocs, etc., but that was ok. We visited and bought a few things.

If you keep going down the street, all the way to the end, there is a little bar/spa place that we loved. You can order cocktails in the front and get spa services in the back- manis, pedis, massages, etc. It's a great little place. Also suggest visiting pigeon park (right across from the spa). It's kind of gross, but interesting, and worth seeing. :-)

Thank TamPgh
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Reviewed 4 July 2013

This was a nice walk up and down the street. There is pizza a restaurant where we stopped to cool off with water and a beer and some sandwiches. I had the vegan sandwich was really delicious. My partner loved his "barnyard" sandwich which had 3 different meats

Thank Rob B
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Reviewed 25 May 2013

If you aim to shop and spend your hard earned tourist dollar in a quaint and busy cobble-stoned street then Calle del Cristo is it. Lots of high-end shops include Coach (got a few ‘bargains’ here), Tommy Hilfiger, Crocs, Ralph Lauren, Polo, Burberry and the like. Plenty of souvenir, cigar, T-Shirt and the ubiquitous Panama hat stores abound along with some horrendous and annoying traffic – don’t expect the driver to let you cross on a marked pedestrian crossing.

This street runs north/south so if are visiting ‘el Morro’ then it’s downhill from there with most of the shops towards the southern end.There are a number of tourist sites to see - San Juan Cathedral, Totem Telurico, Capilla del Cristo, Parque de las Palomas, San Jose Church and Plaza. It took us several hours to see and do most of this including shopping – take some water and wear comfy shoes. Enough restaurants and cafes will help with any breaks, as the walk to the Fort is quite hilly with virtually no shade.

We loved it!

Enjoy your experience!

2  Thank Globebugs
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Reviewed 24 May 2013

If you are in Old San Juan this is definitely a street you need to go through. Beautiful architecture, wonderful ambience. Favorite spot in the city.

Thank klandaw
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Reviewed 20 May 2013

This street borders Hotel El Convento. At the top you are near El Morro and a plaza near the art institute. As you move down the street there is another small plaza and some small restuarants, as you pass El Convento there are small shops and art galleries where proprietors are friendly and welcoming, to the right you walk toward the sea, to the left you walk more narrow cobblestone and picturesque streets to the rest of the shopping areas. Colorful store fronts brighten the space.

2  Thank VirginiaS642
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