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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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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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314 reviews 314 reviews
129 attraction reviews
112 helpful votes 112 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014 NEW

Visiting Santa Fe central area, it´s impossible not notice the beautiful St. Francis de Assisi Cathedral, which is located just 2 blocks away from the main square, downtown. The Cathedral was built under the responsibility of the archbishop Lamy, which got then a statue in his honor in front of the church. It was built from 1869 to 1886 and... More

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Denton, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

It's Antiquity and authenticity! It was like stepping back in time!Too crowded to really get a good feeling for the age of the place!

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Nipomo, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

We walked through the Plaza at night and Cathedral was lit up, very beautiful. However we did not venture inside.

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Overland Park, Kansas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

Located right beside the Santa Fe plaza. Beautiful respite from the heat. Also make sure to catch the nearby stairway chapel. Great story that goes with it.

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Ardmore, Oklahoma
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

Loved listening to the Bells, we showed up right before Mass, so didn't stay long, but we enjoyed sitting outside and watched the plaza event.

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Fort Scott, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Beautiful Cathedral. Attended Mass. Service lovely and parishioners friendly. Enjoyed time spent in the Cathedral garden. Bronze sculptured statues of the cross were exquisite.

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Arlington, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

After several visits it Santa Fe, we finally took the time to visit this beautiful cathedral. The grounds are worth exploring as well as the interior. The history surrounding and within the cathedral reveals so much of the history of Santa Fe. In many ways it is the history of the town. Enjoyed spending time in the cathedral better than... More

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Bedford, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

After we toured the Loretto Chapel we went to the St Francis Cathedral. It is breath taking inside. The "rose" window is beautiful. There is much to see in the cathedral so just take your time to look around at the wood work and the stained glass. Just take the time to drink in the beauty of the place. Outside... More

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Methuen
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

After having read Willa Cather's Death Comes for the Archbishop, it was especially meaningful to visit the cathedral, but what was even more amazing was to sit in the Garden in which a few of the trees planted by Bishop Lamy still remain. I was not particularly enthralled with the style of the Stations of the Cross, but found the... More

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Santa Rosa, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Outside the Cathedral is a large bronze casting of the first Native American woman who was sainted. Her story was most interesting. We also listened to the opening concert of the 24 member Desert Chorale - the acoustics of the cathedral were splendid. Some columns blocked views of the stage.

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