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“Beautiful and instructive”
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 11 August 2013

I liked the view, the construction. It could have been a little better with a map or directions on site not to use stairs too many times for nothing. A must nevertheless.

Thank Ken T
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Reviewed 7 August 2013

This street has everything or it intersects with other streets that have other attractions.

The street starts at the Atlantic Ocean and continues to practically the harbor. At the top of the street there is the National Gallery and Museum. A short distance along the ocean street is El Morro in one direction and San Cristobol Fort in the other direction. Both attractions are not to be missed.

As you travel down the street there are many restaurants just off the street on the side streets that intersect with Calle Cristo.

Along the way there is the El Convento Hotel-superb-the Cathederal of San Juan, a small plaza, and many boutiques.

The street continues and intersects with Calle Fortaleza. This is one of the centers of activity in Old San Juan. There are dozens of good restaurants and shops.

Calle Crist finally ends at the gate and a park on one side of the gate and a bar on the other side of the street.

This street-Calle Cristo-is a nice street to take a stroll or do some buying and eating.

2  Thank Doug F
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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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