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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 #16 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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Fort Worth, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014 NEW

A must see is the staircase in the chapel with 2 360 degree turns and built with no nails. Attached to Lorretta Spa and Hotel

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colorado
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15 reviews 15 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

A must see if you visit Santa Fe. The Chapel has the most beautiful staircase I have ever seen. Such a mystery as to how it was built. The Statues and alter are very lovely. Great picture op. Gift shop next to chapel. Parking is about a block away from Chapel. Next to the St. Francis Cathedral. Fee for entry... More

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Princeton Jct., NJ
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

Connected to the Loretto Hotel - good to know that this Chapel was preserved through private donations by the family.

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Somersworth, New Hampshire
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63 reviews 63 reviews
18 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

I'd read about it for years, and finally got to see it- the amazing staircase. It really is spellbinding, and still un-explainable. A mystery you can touch.

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Penn Valley, California
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7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

This chapel was the primary reason for our stop in Sante Fe. It was Saturday, so the Plaza was fairly crowded, but there was no line for the chapel, which is a block off of the Plaza. There is a $3 donation collected at the door, but surprised it wasn't more. The small chapel is stunning, and the staircase even... More

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Brookings, South Dakota
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

I was there for the third time in 20 years just this past week, and it was never so breathtaking. The chapel is modeled after the Saint-Chapelle in France, considered by many as the most beautiful church in the world. The chapel is not a Catholic parish but it remains a place of prayer and worship, one can light votive... More

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Amelia, VA
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45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

The chapel is beautiful with nice stained glass windows and of course, the staircase. There is a $3.00 admission fee. There is a gift shop. It is worth the stop.

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Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

Spend at least 20 minutes exploring all aspects of this beautiful chapel. Yes, the mysterious staircase is amazing. Sit for a moment or two in different pews to look at the altar, the stained glass windows, + woodworking around the chapel, all of which would delight photographers. Yes, there is an entrance fee + a "gift shop" or tourist trap... More

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Merrimack, NH
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

Impressive staircase, nice chapel With all the tourist, a tourist trap. Did light a candle at the altar and said a prayer. Great that the owners have figure a way to support its continue operation.

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Murray, Utah
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

Enjoyed seeing the staircase in the Loretto Chapel the chapel itself is very beautiful and the history of the staircase is wonderful. Enjoyed seeing it very much!

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