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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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Very Old, Very Interesting Mission

The very old San Miguel Mission is VERY interesting. We stopped in en route to see the state capitol. The elderly priest inside was very interesting as well as entertaining. It... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
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Montgomery, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

The very old San Miguel Mission is VERY interesting. We stopped in en route to see the state capitol. The elderly priest inside was very interesting as well as entertaining. It is the oldest church (not the original building as several structures have been on this site) in the USA, dating from 1610! This is only 3 years after Jamestown,... More 

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Roanoke, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

We visited San Miguel Mission in early June while touring the Old Santa Fe trail in Santa Fe, NM Really enjoyed touring the San Miguel Mission which is the oldest church in the US. Also had a great time in the Plaza area of Santa Fe, NM.

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Philadelphia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Extremely simple, as one can expect from a provincial Spanish town in the Americas. Modest, simple, with a beautiful little organ and lovely painted details. The oldest church in Santa Fe.

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Winter Springs, Florida, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

This historic mission has a great story. It captures a moment in history and the struggles that followed.

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Los Angeles, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

A visit to this quaint & authentic site snags you Bragging Rights to having visited the oldest church in America. Plus it's pretty interesting with display of antiquities. Worth visiting...

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Baton Rouge,Louisiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 NEW

San Miguel is in downtown Santa Fe close the the Basilica of St Francis, Loretto Chapel and the oldest building and is equally worth the visit for its history, architecture and religious significance to Santa Fe, New Mexico and the Southwest! My wife and I enjoyed visiting San Miguel as we did the other churches and museums in Santa Fe!... More 

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Budd Lake, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 NEW

I enjoyed this church for its history and architecture. It is the oldest church in the US. The altar with its typical Spanish "reredo", collection of saints, was of particular interest, since it felt authentic. Don't get me wrong. You must understand that this church has undergone several renovations over the years, but it's managed to keep its character. It... More 

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Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

This church isn't fancy, in fact it's very plain. But it's in that simplicity that you feel swept back in time to the days when the heat of New Mexico was held at bay by incredibly thick adobe walls ... when interior church decor was brought incredible distances from Spain ... and when a church was truly a place to... More 

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Federal Way, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

The oldest church is across street from the oldest house in US,both are free to visit. The mission is just a short walk from Loretto Chapel

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Pensacola, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Loved the simple but beautiful adobe church. Worth the walk from the Santa Fe Plaza ... or you can easily get to it from the Visitor Center across the street from the State Capitol. The painted altar screen is lovely.

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Additional Information about San Miguel Mission

Address: 401 Old Santa Fe Trail, Lower Old Santa Fe Trail, Santa Fe, NM
Phone Number: 505/983-3974
Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Santa Fe>  > Downtown
Open Hours:
Sunday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

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