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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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Lubbock, TX
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26 reviews 26 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

Admission is free though donations are solicited. It is a church with a long history. It is well maintained and organized for visitors.

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San Antonio, TX USA
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

Santa Fe has done a good job in preserving the general area. The Cathedral is a functioning church with volunteer guides and a lot of history.

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Laurel, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

Be sure to visit the Station of the Cross garden. The inside was beautiful, wish we could have stayed for mass.

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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19 reviews 19 reviews
12 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Beautiful church with lovely art work inside. The building itself is wonderful to look at and enjoy, I really loved the statues outside the building.

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Seattle, Washington
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

Do yourself a service and see the inside of this fantastic Cathedral. Just do the rest of the visitors a favor and please educate your children (and partners!) about the proper voice level to use inside a Cathedral!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

Impressive building with beautiful stained glass. The park surrounding it has a number of plaques with historical information that is worth reading.

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Roxborough Park, Colorado, United States
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18 reviews 18 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

We happened upon a special service that we truly enjoyed, even though we do not know mass and the Latin conventions that go with it. None the less the "regular congregation" was more than friendly and the service spoke to the heart.

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Castle Rock, Colorado, United States
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81 reviews 81 reviews
21 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

The cathedral is lovely and beautifully restored. The grounds are also well maintained. I enjoyed displays and markers telling the history of this serene spot.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

On the morning of June 22, 2014 I visited three different churches in Santa Fe, for each their individual services. It was a Holy Day in the Catholic realm that morning and St. Francis was the last stop on my spiritual pilgrimage that day before returning to the more mundane pleasures of S.F..... Here is what it is: It is... More

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Kechi, Kansas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Interesting history as to why it was built with stone and no adobe. Check it out. Beautiful inside and out.

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