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San Miguel Mission

401 Old Santa Fe Trail, Lower Old Santa Fe Trail, Santa Fe, NM (Downtown)
505/983-3974
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Ranked #12 of 94 Attractions in Santa Fe
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites, Art Museums, Cultural
Activities: City walk sightseeing
Owner description: Constructed in 1610 by the Tlaxcalan Indians of Mexico, who came to New Mexico as servants of the...
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Attraction details
Type: Religious Sites, Art Museums, Cultural
Activities: City walk sightseeing
Hours:
Sun 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Mon - Fri 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Sat 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Owner description: 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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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

If visiting stop in to see the oldest church in the USA. They have almost completed the exterior renovation.

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Columbus, Wisconsin
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22 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

we really enjoyed touring the mission. Lots of history and if you enjoy visiting a mission that still has the feel of old New Mexico, this is worth the stop.

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Columbia, South Carolina
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172 helpful votes 172 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

Only a $1 admission fee for this place? Wow! -- that’s about as close to free as you could want for a historic site of this quality in Santa Fe. We thoroughly enjoyed our tour of "the oldest church structure in the U.S.," and before we left we made sure to ring the famous bell to guarantee we’d return some... More 

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Dublin, California
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33 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

This place has so much history behind it, because it's the oldest church in the US. You have to pay a nominal 1$ fee to get in and there is a person who would explain you the history behind the wonderful architecture.

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Jordan
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

This is a true gem to see. The church was built in 1610 and still maintains its original charm. It has a bell on display from Spain that was forged in 1536 and transported to Santa Fe. You can even ring the bell with the mallet next to it. It has a very nice gift shop too and is just... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

This is a nice place to visit while in Santa Fe and is the oldest church structure in US. It is located in a nice plaza type area with restaurants and shops.

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New York City, New York
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

I wasn't able to go in on the day I visited, but it's definitely worth checking out! The house that they claim in America's oldest (there's a big debate) is right up the alley behind the mission. It's a beautiful adobe style and the neighborhood is awesome. It's on the Old Santa Fe trail. Def worth adding to your list... More 

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La Crosse, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

No other place we visited in Santa Fe made the early days come alive like this little church. Courteous volunteer guides provide insight. Drop by early in your visit to SF to find out about the occasional concerts they have here.

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Stuart, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

Oldest church in USA built around 1610. Interesting altar pieces. Only a few blocks from the Loretto Chapel.

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Mondovi, Wisconsin, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

It only costs $1.00 to see the inside. We were disappointed that the outside was being renovated when we were there, and covered in scaffolding. There is a guide inside the church to answer any questions.

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