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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
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6:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 6:00 am - 6:00 pm
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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The best saint

This is a great church to visit. St. Francis of Assisi is one of my favorite St.s. His prayer is full of wisdom and hope. Don't miss it.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 2, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

This is a great church to visit. St. Francis of Assisi is one of my favorite St.s. His prayer is full of wisdom and hope. Don't miss it.

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Ithaca, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

It is worth stopping in here. We wanted to go to Spanish mass on Sunday at 8 am but missed it. The church is just beautiful.

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Sierra Vista, AZ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

This is a lovely church. Upon entering you will be provided with a brochure that helps explain what you are seeing. There is no admission fee, but donations are accepted. Be sure to see the stations of the cross in the garden outside.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

If you have an extra 15 minutes you won't be disappointed walking the beautiful stone path in front of the church!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

A good break from an overwhelmingly adobe skyline of Santa Fe. Simple but elegant Romanesque architecture with mission feel inside- reredos, stations of the cross, chapels and all.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

The cathedral was well illuminated and welcoming. The recently restored stained glass window were worth a visit on their own especially if the sun is shining. The cathedral shop had some interesting books.

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Albuquerque, NM
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Probably the only real cathedral in New Mexico. Huge, beautifully done and in a fantastic location at the end of the street going to the plaze. The stained glass windows are amazing, especially the rose window at the back. We saw the most amazing performance of Monteverdi Vespers by the Desert Chorale there for the 400th anniversary of Santa Fe... More 

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Oregon, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Beautiful architecture in a French Romanesque style I've not often seen stateside. Don't miss the chapel to the left side of the altar, which is the oldest part of the cathedral and has a beautiful timber ceiling, an extraordinary crucifix, a large historic painting, and the oldest Madonna in America.

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Santa Fe, NM
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Since 2005, the official name has been Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi. Before that it had been a cathedral since 1853, and there have been several churches on the site since Santa Fe was founded in 1610. One version was destroyed during the Pueblo Revolt in 1680, and was finally rebuilt in 1714. The only part of this... More 

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

The church is open and functioning so you may arrive during a service. The interior Is gorgeous. Be sure to view and photograph the statues in the front courtyard. Do not miss the 'stations of the cross' garden behind the church -- very peaceful place to reflect. The brass statues are beautiful. Enjoy!

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