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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 107 attractions in Santa Fe
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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80 reviews 80 reviews
26 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

This is a lovely church. There is also a very nice, small park on the North side of the building. Grass, in New Mexico is always a treat. (But no dogs allowed in park.)

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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

It was a lovely church filled with history and well cared for. Still used daily by tourists and believers alike. Very nice little gift shop. Worth the visit for sure.

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COLOMBIA
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45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

This church is decorated in a very New Mexico style with nicely decorated wooden beams in the ceiling. The altar is very simple.

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Santa Fe, NM
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39 reviews 39 reviews
16 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

This cathedral was built by Arch Bishop Lamy in the mid nineteenth century. It's design is of Romanesque southern France where Arch Bishop Lamy came from so it doesn't fit in with the Spanish adobe architecture of the city and you will notice the twin bell towers are not finished because the church ran out of money before completing the... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

The Cathedral Basilica was recently renovated and looks greatly improved. However, compared to other cathedrals in smaller cities and one that is less historic, it's rather boring in architecture and style.

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

I have traveled Europe and gone into may Catholic Cathedrals - it's hard to believe there is a beautiful Spanish cathedral right here in Santa Fe. My youngest son's high school graduation was held in the Nave - awesome!

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Waipahu, Hawaii
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60 reviews 60 reviews
22 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

Beautiful cathedral and easy to walk around and through. Right in the middle of downtown. Love the statues out front. Very nice.

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Boulder, Colorado
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

Cool place. Reasonable price to get in. Cool staircase and located in the plaza. Don't need o spend to much time there though.

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Monument, Colorado
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

Beautiful church with a lot of history with this church and the staff was very knowledgeable and friendly.

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Sacramento, California
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107 helpful votes 107 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

This church is open to the public and well worth seeing. The atmosphere inside is calm and quiet. You can spend as much time as you like viewing the stained glass windows, statues, multiple altars and beautiful ceilings. There is a small gift shop at the entrance, with very friendly staff. The church is just a block from the plaza,... More

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