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Loretto Chapel

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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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Sun 10:30 am - 5:00 pm
Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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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Brief visit, but well worth the minimal entry fee

Beautiful old staircase, with much history & lore surrounding it. Now privatized, but worth a stop by, reasonable entry fees & just a comfortable atmosphere.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 2, 2015
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Fresno, California
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108 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Beautiful old staircase, with much history & lore surrounding it. Now privatized, but worth a stop by, reasonable entry fees & just a comfortable atmosphere.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

This is such a beautiful church with stained glass. The alter is gorgeous not to mention the spiral staircase. What a magnificent piece of work. Really enjoyed this.

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Some of our favorite restaurants are The Shed, The Creperie, The Burrito Company and Pasquels. Also don't miss the International Folk Museum.

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henderson, Nv
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110 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Beautiful stained glass and architecture. It is very near the plaza so do not miss this. Even if you are not of the Catholic faith you can still appreciate this.

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Palm Bay, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

It brings about history, culture and the feeling of being back in time. I have been there a few times and every time I photograph the same thing with a different feeling. Shows the Spanish culture and religion. It is right next to everything in town. Parking can be difficult in the summer time. It is worth it.

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Albany, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

It only takes about 30 minutes to see the chapel and listen to the very nice audio track (repeating) that tells the story of the miracles staircase. The stairs are beautiful as is the chapel, a real gem. I was surprised to learn that the stairs originally didn't have a banister. It must have been an exciting (attention focusing) climb... More 

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Bradenton, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

The only reason I didn't mind paying four dollars to see the spiral staircase, is because I had lots of tourist dollars in my pocket. And, it is a centrally-located, private-enterprise tourist attraction.

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Santa Fe, New Mexico, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

The spiral staircase in the Loretto Chapel is an architectural wonder. There are no nails, cables or supports. It leads up to the choir loft, but is off-limits to the public. A tourist asked me what holds the staircase up. I replied: "faith". The hand carved woodwork is astounding and awesome. The admission is $5.00 per person. Thousands of people... More 

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Santa Fe, NM
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

We live in Santa Fe and the Loretto Chapel with its Miraculous Staircase is a stop we make with all visitors, assuming that it is not closed for a wedding (which is not unusual). Much has been written - including a movie - about the staircase, and as a mechanical engineer I have been intrigued both with the structure and... More 

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

If you come to Santa Fe you have to go to the Loretto Chapel - if for nothing else but to see the staircase. The chapel itself is so beautiful and the story of the staircase is wonderful too. I love going there any time I have people visiting!!!

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Additional Information about Loretto Chapel

Address: Address: 207 Old Santa Fe Trail, Between Alameda and Water sts., Santa Fe, NM 87501
Phone Number: 505-982-0092
Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Santa Fe>  > Downtown
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:30 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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