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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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Hotel Room actually overlooked the chapel. It is so beautiful and very spiritual. Such a shame these amazing places are marred by a gift shop. I would love to get married... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 31, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Hotel Room actually overlooked the chapel. It is so beautiful and very spiritual. Such a shame these amazing places are marred by a gift shop. I would love to get married there! A must-see.

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Imatra, Finland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

I had heard of this church some years ago and looked forward to bringing my family to see it. I felt the admission charge was not necessary as there were no guides, the audio was full of static and difficult to hear, and I had to actually ask for any information concerning the history of the building and stairs in... More 

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Middlebury, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

I'm not really a religious person, but I like churches. Entry cost was $3. Nice to go in and see the staircase. Very pretty.

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seattle
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Gothic church in the old plaza area; interesting spiral staircase is the feature; $3 to enter. Small and not a lot to see.

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Los Fresnos, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

This is a sight that must not be missed! The circular stairway is a wonder to behold and the mystery surrounding it only adds to its allure. It's a shame they added the handrails. If the stairs are no longer in use, I think the rails should be removed. Either way, it's worth an hour to see and marvel.

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Alberta
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

The Loretto Chapel is small, calm and very peaceful. The staircase is beautiful as are the stained glass windows, the alter... well all of it! It doesn't take long to tour, costs $3 which I considered well worth seeing the beauty of the chapel. You can also hold onto your ticket and use it to return again same day if... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Though I'm not Roman Catholic, I like to visit chapels. This was quiet and nice. The stairway was interesting. It cost $3 to enter, and maybe that was too much.

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Bridgeton, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Definitely a must see in Santa fe. The spiral staircase defies gravity. The church is beautiful, in itself, but the staircase is spectacular.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

This chapel was an addition to a religious school started to bring an educational system spread religion in the mid 1800's to the area. The chapel is built in the gothic style. They decided they wanted a stairway to enable the choir to sing from the upper level. They ran out of funding. The spiral stairway is called the miraculous... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

This is an amazing chapel. My first visit was in 2005 and I was stunned by the spiral staircase,the story and the solitude of the chapel . This is a must see for anyone visiting the area. There is a fee and no photography allowed. Also not the best place to bring small children.

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