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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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San Antonio
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

I really enjoyed the architecture and the peace that i found to be in the building. The shop had variety, but only a couple of books that I found of interest. You have to see the exquisite front doors and their carvings. Stunning.

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Austin
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17 reviews 17 reviews
3 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

Loved the high tea with friends and will be back again for sure with more friends. Just a short walk from all the wonderful art.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

Attended Sunday Mass. Although not Catholic, we are Presbyterian, the Mass was somewhat similar to Presbyterian services. Thoroughly enjoyed the service.

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Dunedin, Florida
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168 reviews 168 reviews
90 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

The founders selected a high hill in Sante Fe to site this cathedral. From its steps you get unique vistas of Sante Fe and its environs. The interior conforms to the mold of the era of construction.

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Bellingham, Washington
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267 reviews 267 reviews
60 attraction reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

Beautiful cathedral to go and see, worth a visit if you are in town.I wouldn't necessarily go out of my way unless you are into architecture but still worth a visit. restrooms located on the outside and down on the right hand side as you face the cathedral

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Dallas, Texas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

WOW beautiful on the outside and in. What history and what a story about the original chapel on the side of the current Alter. I was very glad I insisted on going in for a look. A most stop for anyone visiting Santa Fe.

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Ridgeland, Mississippi
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

Construction began in the 1500's by the Spanish soldiers and priests for this beautiful and very historic Cathedral. The moment you walk in, you feel the cool, mysterious History of this area come alive. Wonderful historical commentaries all around.

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Huntington Beach, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

Especially enjoyed seeing the oldest madonna in the U.S. My mom and I also relaxed on benches in the park next to the church. So much walking in Santa Fe; nice to have a place to relax.

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Plano
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24 reviews 24 reviews
8 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

Would not make a special trip to the cathedral, but while in town, walk in and check it out. The location is right in the plaza.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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38 reviews 38 reviews
16 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

We enjoy seeing the older Churches. This was what you would expect from an older Church. Old Churches just make me feel good when I enter them.

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