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St. Francis Cathedral

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Address: Cathedral Place at San Francisco St., Santa Fe, NM 87501
Phone Number: 505/982-5619
Activities: City walk sightseeing, Leisure education
Description: This cathedral was built in 1886, and is known for its beautiful...
This cathedral was built in 1886, and is known for its beautiful Romanesque architecture.
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Small, quality interior

I don't understand the reviewers comparing this to the best cathedrals in Europe, that's an overstatement. It is a small, high quality cathedral, which makes it good just as it... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 25, 2015
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Houston, Texas
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33 reviews 33 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

I don't understand the reviewers comparing this to the best cathedrals in Europe, that's an overstatement. It is a small, high quality cathedral, which makes it good just as it is. Don't expect more. Some in our party were not at all happy going through a small gift shop to get to the entrance, thought it was a bit too... More 

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Rye, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

A beautiful church which Bishop Lamby established. The story behind the building can be learned the Governors Palace.

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Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015 via mobile

we visited this church on a sunny Santa Fe morning, which showed off the beauty and complexity of the stained glass windows to maximum effect. It also contains the most beautiful baptismal font I've ever seen. There also is a collection of crosses and relics in a side chapel that are not to be missed. Everything about this church is... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

Touring this beautiful cathedral in downtown Santa Fe is free, although they do accept donations (we donated). It is the fifth church on this site, with the current version being built from 1869 to 1886. There remains one small chapel from the old church dating back (I think) to the 1600s. This cathedral basilica is definitely worth a stop when... More 

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Branson, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

Visiting churches always humbles me and makes me reflect on how good God has been to us. The stained glass windows are wonderful. The private chapel has more contemporary stained glass windows.

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Bristol, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

This very historic Cathedral is beautiful inside and out. I was drawn to attend Sunday mass and it was a wonderful experience. A must see even if you are not a religious person.

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san francisco
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

First of all, we arrived 15 minutes early for the 5:15 mass on Christmas Eve. We were already too late to get a seat and people were already standing in the back of the church and the sides. The mass itself was beautiful. Especially enjoyed the children who lined up in the back waiting their turn to perform the story... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

They offer services. Mass was going on I think for 2 services on Sunday morning and may be offered other times as well.

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Sioux City
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

We loved attending Mass Saturday evening at St. Francis. A very welcoming and beautiful liturgy. We especially loved the voices of the young cantors...inspiring.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

This was a stunning church. When you walk in you're struck by the artwork behind the altar, and by the large font in the middle of the church. A very prayerful and quiet space.

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