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San Miguel Mission

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Address: 401 Old Santa Fe Trail, Lower Old Santa Fe Trail, Santa Fe, NM
Phone Number: 505/983-3974
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Sun 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Mon - Fri 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Sat 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Activities: City walk sightseeing
Description: Constructed in 1610 by the Tlaxcalan Indians of Mexico, who came to New...
Constructed in 1610 by the Tlaxcalan Indians of Mexico, who came to New Mexico as servants of the Spanish, this is the oldest church still in use in the country.
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San Miguel Mission

Built between 1610 and 1626 from Adobe in the Romanesque fortress church style. It claims to be the oldest church in the country. Very plain decor inside but nice. Mass still held... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
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Finksburg, Maryland
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Finksburg, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Built between 1610 and 1626 from Adobe in the Romanesque fortress church style. It claims to be the oldest church in the country. Very plain decor inside but nice. Mass still held on Sunday's. Take a few minutes and see it.

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San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

The mission is very ornate inside. It is the oldest church structure in the USA. It is very ornate. Various religious paintings around the inside of the church as well as statues. There is a bell in the church and to me it resembles the "Liberty Bell" in Philadelphia. Enjoyed all the paintings and statues here.

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Temple, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Just took some photos of the Mission and you were able to go inside and take photos. A place that I would recommend you go see.

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Paris, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

After our disappointment at San Francis Assisi cathedral, we had a look in San Miguel church. The place is very small but charming with its wooden ceiling. The altar piece is really interesting and original. This is a really important place where to go and it's worth the 1$ ticket to get in. Don't miss it !

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Mauriceville, Texas, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

5:00 Mass here is unbelievable. You can feel over 400 years of history in every fiber of your being. It is an experience that you do not want to miss if you visit Santa Fe. And ring the bell before you leave. They say if you ring it, you will return one day. And we rang it in 2007, returned... More 

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albuquerque
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

The San Miguel Mission was the reason we made the trip to Santa Fe. This ancient (for the Americas) church is beautiful. It's not as grand as St. Francis or gothic like Loretto, but it's got a timeless serenity that only a centuries-old adobe/cobb building can have. There's a certain gravitas in an old chapel like this one. More so... More 

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Fort Myers, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

This is a very historic church. The altar dates back to 1798. The original church was built in the early 1600's. The church is a wonderful example of preserved adobe architecture. You will enjoy your time here. Take a moment and ring the bell that sits near the entrance; wonderful sound.

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Tyler, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

How quaint to visit this historic church and gift shop. You will love the wooden ceiling and beautiful altar screen (reredos) at the front of the chapel. You can even ring the original bell with a little mallet place for that purpose. A new bell is in the bell tower. This visit is certainly worth more than the $1 cost.

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Gilbert, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

First off this is the oldest church in the country which itself is a reason to visit considering it has been standing for over 400 years. You walk in and just feel such a sense of history and think what it must have been like back then build a structure like this with no power tools. While it isn't very... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Don't miss this historic building. There's a small charge for entrance, but it's really lovely and historic.

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