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Address: 207 Old Santa Fe Trail, Between Alameda and Water sts., Santa Fe, NM 87501
Phone Number: 505-982-0092
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Activities: City walk sightseeing, Leisure education
Description: This chapel contains a mysterious spiral staircase built without nails...
This chapel contains a mysterious spiral staircase built without nails, dowels or any visible support.
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The Miraculous Staircase

Admission fee $3. Worth it to see this interesting Church and the miraculous stairway that was built without nails or glue.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Admission fee $3. Worth it to see this interesting Church and the miraculous stairway that was built without nails or glue.

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Do not miss visiting this beautiful chapel in Santa Fe. It has a lot of history. Admission if only $3.00

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Tysons Corner, Virginia
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38 reviews 38 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

This chapel is now privately owned so your donation goes to its upkeep. If you are in the area, it's worth seeing. It's a small and old church.

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

This place was a beatiful gem in the middle of Santa Fe. The legendary story of the staircase originally drew me, but the rest of the chapel was beautiful also. The care and detail put into the sculpture and stained glass were magnificent, and the $3 admission was worth it to keep that beautiful site vibrant. The gift shop was... More 

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Round Rock, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Interesting story behind the staircase. Very crowded. Fun though. Best place to take good picture of stairway is 2 pews back from the staircase on the left. Look straight up and click!

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Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

This little chapel will remind you of Sainte Chapelle in Paris in style, but without the stained glass windows. A lovely flamboyant Gothic altar highlights the front but the real treasure is the wooded spiral staircase that was built by an unknown carpenter without nails or any visible support. Yes, this has been very commercialized, but what hasn't. Perhaps the... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

A lovely spot and a must see place. It is exquisitely maintained and the staircase does seem miraculous.

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Johnson City, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

We couldn't help being amazed at the construction and workmanship of the beautiful staircase. A must see in Santa Fe.

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Fredericksburg, Virginia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

My Wife and I love visiting churches and praying or meditating. This is a challenge, due to the popularity of the site, and it's over commercialism. Since it is a chapel, it fills up quick and was noisy. If you are curious and just want a look, you will enjoy the site.

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Ijamsville, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

This is one of the beautiful churches in downtown Santa Fe. It's main feature is the "miracle staircase" because it is a "miracle" that it stays up! There are also beautiful stained glass windows and very interesting stations of the cross. Entry fee is $3 pp but I felt it was a donation to the chapel and well worth it.

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