Capilla del Cristo
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Capilla del Cristo information
Over the centuries, tens of thousands of penitents have come to pray for miracles at the Capilla del Cristo, the tiny outdoor sanctuary adjacent to Parque de las Palomas (Piegon Park). One legend claims that the chapel was built to prevent people from falling over the city wall and into the sea. Another claims that citizens constructed the chapel to commemorate a miracle.
As the story goes, a rider participating in a race during the city’s San Juan Bautista festivities miraculously survived after his galloping horse carried him down Calle del Cristo, off the top of the wall and into the sea. Over the years, believers of the fable have left hundreds of little silver ornaments representing parts of the body – called milagros (miracles) – on the altar before the statues of the saints as tokens of thanks for being cured of some infirmity.
You can see the chapel any time, but the iron fence across the front is only open during the listed hours.