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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 #14 of 107 attractions in Santa Fe
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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Los Angeles, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014 NEW

The thing to see is the mysteriously build staircase. The rest of the church was typical of other churches.

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Illinois
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115 attraction reviews
142 helpful votes 142 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014 NEW

Be sure and go to this beautiful little chapel. The altar is beautiful and the staircase is amazing. We took several pictures and listed to the narrated information about the chapel. Pictures are welcomed and there is a small fee to enter the chapel.

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Glendale, Arizona
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34 reviews 34 reviews
12 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014 NEW

The architecture, the staircase of course, the whole chapel is awe-inspiring! Come on in- nominal fee but time very well spent. Gift shop- some commercialism here but you may find an interesting item and they have cards and a wide variety of items. A must see- 1 hour or less. Another chapel/church in the immediate area as well.

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Antwerp, Belgium
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122 reviews 122 reviews
28 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

I have been to the chapel several times and attended a close friend's wedding there. It is really beautiful and the staircase is a marvelous mystery and something to see. It is a jewel in Santa Fe and would be a shame to miss if you visit the city.

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Cedar Falls, Iowa
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

Very neat to see! Wonderful information available about the chapel! Worth a stop. You can take photos!

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chicago
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59 reviews 59 reviews
16 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

Wonderful site to visit in Santa Fe NM. Opens around 11 am, you can bring a camera and there is a gift shop. Be sure to read the story behind the chapel before you go.

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Seattle
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42 reviews 42 reviews
19 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW

Beautiful, small chapel with a lovely staircase. Even if there wasn't a "miracle" story related to the staircase, it would still be quite impressive!

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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8 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

My husband and I attended a Pro Musica Baroque concert here, and we had an opportunity to fully appreciate the beauty of this chapel and its incredible staircase. This chapel is truly an architectural gem in the heart of Santa Fe.

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San Francisco, California
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66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

The spiral staircase is worth the $ 3 admission alone. Quite a feat of engineering, some have called it a miracle. For woodworkers everywhere, you have to check it out.

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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47 reviews 47 reviews
4 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

From the outside, you see the ornate fascia of the church. Inside, the simplicity of a different age really shine. There is some speculation as to who built the staircase, but regardless of the accomplished carpenter so many years ago, the staircase is the centerpiece. A beautiful side trip for those that want to take in some of Santa Fe's... More

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