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St. Francis Cathedral

Cathedral Place at San Francisco St., Santa Fe, NM 87501 (Downtown)
505/982-5619
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Ranked #5 of 94 Attractions in Santa Fe
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites, Cultural
Activities: City walk sightseeing, Leisure education
Owner description: This cathedral was built in 1886, and is known for its beautiful Romanesque architecture.
Attraction details
Type: Religious Sites, Cultural
Activities: City walk sightseeing, Leisure education
Hours:
Sun - Sat 6:00 am - 6:00 pm
Owner description: This cathedral was built in 1886, and is known for its beautiful Romanesque architecture.

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Lubbock, Texas
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 NEW

Beautiful and humbling place to visit. There is also a gift shop with nice pieces. A must see when visiting downtown Santa Fe and the Plaza.

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ASSARIA
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16 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014 NEW

We checked on the hours but misunderstood the information. The Cathedral is open early in the morning but not all sections were available. We arrived before the main doors opened and took the instructions posted on the door to use the side entrance. Several of the areas were roped off, including the a Conquistadora Chapel. Don't miss the outside of... More 

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014 NEW

Beautiful enough to rival anything you've seen in Europe. Ask for a docent to give you a tour and point out the highlights. Do check out all the relics in the alcove dedicated to Mary.

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boston, ma
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98 reviews 98 reviews
32 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014 NEW

Loved the altar screen depicting all of the American canonized saints as well as La Conquistadara chapel. wonderful for a some time spent in meditation. The flying angel outside is delightful. I had a wonderful conversation with the greeters about the history of the church as well as current issues facing the church in New Mexico.

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
2 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

Don't miss this. A perfect piece of Santa Fe that shows the history of who we are. The culture defines the people and the area. A must visit

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Edmond, OK
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60 reviews 60 reviews
6 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

My friends stopped in without me and went back the next day just so I could see it. What a beautiful church. They were lucky enough to encounter a Docent who gave them lots of information which they shared with me. Definitely a great place to stop in even if just for a few minutes.

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

When you visit the beloved 400 year old parish of Cathedral Basilica, take a good look at the interior architecture and painting. The entire building, completed in the 1880's, was renovated and restored in 2009. See if you can find the trompe oile (3-D) effects among the painted walls. There are parish docents present to explain the buildings history. When... More 

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

This is a beautiful Church in the heart of Santa Fe, you can go in and pray. The grounds are also special with bronze turning angel and other sculptures. A beautiful and lovely Church.

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Southlake
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46 reviews 46 reviews
10 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

In the mid-1800s Archbishop Lamy built his cathedral using European architecture while maintaining a pueblo-style side chapel built in the 1700s....the architectural disconnect is quite pleasing. The nave and alter have been renovated within the past 10-years with some interesting changes. The renovation I found out-of-character was the stations of the cross statuary was replaced by somewhat post-modern depictions. It... More 

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New York City, New York
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47 reviews 47 reviews
32 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Lovely church in the heart of Santa Fe. Def one of the landmarks of the town. Interesting and worth a visit. Nice people inside. Don't worry if you just can't get to it. Lots of cool churches in Santa Fe to see!

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