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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 #6 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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Houston,TX
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83 reviews 83 reviews
37 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

A beautiful French-Romanesque cathedral built during the tenure of Archbishop Lamy. Be sure to visit the chapel of The Conquistadora which is the part of the original structure and also contains some interesting art and an amazing reliquary.

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22 reviews 22 reviews
15 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

We wanted to see the Loretto Chapel but this is only a short distance away. Well worth the walk. It was crowded but if you like Cathedral's don't miss it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Absolutely gorgeous! If you go to the plaza it is a must see. They were having mass while we were there but you were allowed to come in anyway.

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Loveland, Colorado
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209 reviews 209 reviews
77 attraction reviews
819 helpful votes 819 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

There is no reason at all to miss this attraction if you are in downtown Santa Fe. In fact, it is almost impossible to miss. The grounds are lush and beautiful and the cathedral is huge and impressive. I am not a religious person, so the intimidation factor of this place was not a factor at all, but no one... More

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New Canaan, Connecticut, United States
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27 reviews 27 reviews
6 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

Daily Mass is conducted in the Chapel on the side of the main Cathedral. The altar art depicts the life of St. Joseph, the patron in whose care the "house" is placed. Santa Fe is in many ways a small town, and the Cathedral's bells mark every 15 minutes throughout the day for all in town. Special statue commemorating St.... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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35 reviews 35 reviews
10 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

Lovely gardens, stone labyrinth, and sculptures. Well worth a stroll around the grounds. It's a nice break from all the shops! and pretty to visit in the quiet of the morning before the town wakes up.

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Newark,Delaware
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168 reviews 168 reviews
46 attraction reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

Breathtaking Church, people are buried under the Church 3 levels deep from what I understand. In any case, this place will give you goosebumps and you can feel the high energy.

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Beaverton, Oregon
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24 reviews 24 reviews
16 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

The cathedral itself isn't that old and isn't anything special, but the chapel with the La Conquistadora statue is pretty interesting.

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Cumming, Georgia
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27 reviews 27 reviews
8 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

An unbelievable Catholic Church that is a must see and visit in Santa Fe. The church sits just off the Plaza. Inside is a gorgeous fountain with amazing detail. Definitely go visit when on Santa Fe.

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San Francisco, California
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124 reviews 124 reviews
35 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

This beautiful and historic cathedral is a must visit. The architecture is stunning and the interiors are intricate and awe-inspiring.

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