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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 109 attractions in Santa Fe
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites
Activities: City walk sightseeing, Leisure education
Description: This cathedral was built in 1886, and is known for its beautiful Romanesque architecture.
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Fort Collins, Colorado
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10 reviews 10 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

Too many visitors this time of year. But hey, it was worth the trip, the grandkids loved it. Will do this again.

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Warsaw, Indiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

I am glad I went thru the Cathedral and walked the grounds. Very neat it is an active church with all the history it has.

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Dallas, Texas
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303 helpful votes 303 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW via mobile

However you pray, come and visit here. Rich with history, you will feel very much at home in this very old cathedral. If you are catholic, you will feel very comfortable in this parish for mass .

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New York City, New York
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

i've been to bigger and more extravagantly designed churches/ cathedrals but this church is centrally located in the plaza and worth popping in for a visit.

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

We were in Santa Fe to attend the concert of the Desert Chorale, along with members of the St. Martins Chamber Choir of Denver and the Santa Fe Symphony of an all Mozart concert at the St. Francis Cathedral. A great space for this concert. Well worth the trip.

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Portland
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Very nice grounds and interior. Gorgeous bronze statues in courtyard. Soft chanting music (monk/abbey) playing as you enter. Beautiful woodwork, art and stained glass.

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Dallas, Texas
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Great visit, it's a beautiful Cathedral and very peaceful. There's a lot of history to learn if you just take the time. Even looking at the doors of the Cathedral tells the story of the Catholic Church in the New World.... from a distinctly biased point of view, but a story nonetheless..

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Marblehead, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Go for Mass or just a visit to this beautiful cathedral in the middle of downtown. Great photo ops outside too.

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Tucson, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

As a non-Catholic who has seen most of Europe's great cathedrals, I'd give this one high grades. It has a Classical design in its shape, columns, and arches, but the Mexican influence is there with freshly painted decorations and pictures. The stained glass windows are exquisite, and overall, though not large, the cathedral is not cluttered with ornamentation or memorials.

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Strongsville, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Lovely church in the heart of the old part of Santa Fe. Impressive architecture with native American-inspired artwork, such as the Stations of the Cross. Beautiful gardens outside, as well.

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