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Loretto Chapel

207 Old Santa Fe Trail, Between Alameda and Water sts., Santa Fe, NM 87501 (Downtown)
505-982-0092
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Ranked #15 of 109 attractions in Santa Fe
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites, Historic Sites
Activities: City walk sightseeing, Leisure education
Description: This chapel contains a mysterious spiral staircase built without nails, dowels or any visible support.
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Ardmore, Oklahoma
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

Not sure what we would find there, but a small entry price allowed us to see the spiral staircase, we spent some time in the souvenir room

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Spearman, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW via mobile

It is sooo amazing this church has survived the volatile history of New Mexico. (The oldest house is next to it) you enter thru gift shop, no pressure sales. $2-3 donation. You can take pics inside the church. Curator is very knowledgable and speaks Spanish and English. Worth a visit. Yu can also ring the bell. Can be visited in... More

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Bedford, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

The Loretto Chapel is the famous chapel that houses the interesting spiral staircase. The chapel itself is beautiful to see as well and the staircase is just lovely. If you go to Santa Fe do that the time to see it. There is a fee to enter the chapel but it is worth the price. Take a moment to sit... More

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Methuen
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

The Loretto Chapel was so inspirational. Seeing the miraculous stairs was the primary reason for our visit to Santa Fe, and we were not disappointed. Actually went in twice during our 3 1/2 day visit. The Stations of the Cross were exceptionally beautiful as was the altar. The exterior of the chapel is lovely, even from the back. This is... More

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Big Spring, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

Yes, the stair case and its story is worth the visit, but so is spending a little time with the beauty of the altar and the stained glass. Truly a worthwhile stop to absorb some of the beauty, the culture, and the history that is Santa Fe.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

This chapel is beautiful. It is simple , charming and a joy to behold. The staircase is amazing. The statues are lovely. But the stations of the cross are amazing. A small places that is a treasure trove of beauty

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Pensacola, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

This is one of the attractions in Santa Fe, NM that you should not miss. It is a very beautiful chapel and the winding staircase that supposedly was built by St. Joseph was something to behold! There is a recording going on describing the building of the mysterious staircase, so you really cannot concentrate in your meditation. I think they... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

The key feature of this otherwise charming little chapel is the spiral staircase. It really is a piece of craftsmanship to admire. The chapel also boasts some very fine stained glass windows and for its size some very detailed and elaborate Stations of the Cross.

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Phoenix
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

The Loretto Chapel is a nice place to visit if you are nearby, but not a "must see". I actually enjoyed the general architecture of the Chapel as much as I did the staircase. If I hadn't already known the story of the staircase before I visited, it would have been more interesting. But it is a very pretty chapel,... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

The legend is nothing but magical. The staircase is an engineering marvel that is not to be miswed. I have seen it many times and I am still in awe of its beauty.

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