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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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10:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Hours:
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

beautiful old mission, it was very pretty. We enjoyed the mission very much. It is very small and this place does allow pictures. So many of the old missions don"t.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 22, 2015
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Broomfield, CO
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45 reviews 45 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

beautiful old mission, it was very pretty. We enjoyed the mission very much. It is very small and this place does allow pictures. So many of the old missions don"t.

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Graham, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Still an active church after all these years. That alone makes it worth the visit. Beautiful altar area and typical serene setting. A little surprised at an entry fee, regardless of how minimal. I'd much drather make a nice donation to help with the upkeep. Check with the visitor's Center for times, as it opens later than some of the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

A beautiful adobe church in Santa Fe in its original form. It still celebrates mass at 2 different times on Sunday. When I wondered in the choir was rehearsing, singing in acopella & it was beautiful. Definitely a must-see if in Santa Fe.

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San Diego, California
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Living in Southern California for decades, I've seen many of the California missions. It was interesting to see the difference in architecture and interiors of San Miguel. The first structure was built in 1601, nearly 170 years before Mission San Diego de Alcala, but went through several renovations in the 1700s and 1800s. What struck me with this church was... More 

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C'ville
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Interesting mission church in Santa Fe .unfortunately no tour guide in the church. All our info was obtained from a city tour guide.

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Sarasota, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

A lot of history is in this old church. The exterior is special as well as the interior. Photos can be taken outside but not inside.

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Billings, Montana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

Beautiful place. We loved it. When we toured there were too many people trying to get out of the rain.

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Ocean Springs, Mississippi
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31 reviews 31 reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

the mission has a person who can tell you the history and can speak to the construction of the mission. To me, that's the most interesting part. Nice mission.

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Greensburg, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

Not far from the Tourist Info Building is this tiny church, very rustic on the outside and in. The wood work is unbelievable when you think of what the carpenter had to work with at that time. When you go up to the altar and look down you can see the origonal steps and stone work of the origonal sanctuary.... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

It's worth it to see this place of worship that has been in continuous use for centuries (unusual for the United States!).

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