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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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11:00 am - 3:00 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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Historical site, educational, and culturally very interesting!

Beautiful old church (billed as oldest in the area or country, I forget which). Much history and they have done an excellent job of preserving as much of the origins as possible... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 2, 2015
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Fresno, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Beautiful old church (billed as oldest in the area or country, I forget which). Much history and they have done an excellent job of preserving as much of the origins as possible. Gorgeous & historical alter piece, bell & much more. Wonderful, educational staff, can fill you in on the history....obviously, very dedicated!

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Phoenix, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Could not go in, but love the old buildings. The oldest house is right next of this Mission with very low doorways.

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henderson, Nv
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

An old mission that you should not miss. It is in good shape. Just park downtown one time and then walk to see the various sites around the Plaza.

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Istanbul, Turkey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 358 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

San Miguel Mission claims the oldest church in the United States build early 1600s. It is a Spanish colonial mission church in Santa Fe historic city center. “Floor of Indian dwelling” and “adobe steps leading up to sanctuary” can be seen in the floor displays.

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Philadelphia, PA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

This is one of those things that everybody sees on their first Santa Fe visit and it's worth it on a couple of levels. First, the church really is darling and certainly authentic. They have some of the history laid-out on placards and some interesting excavations opened to ogle as well. Also, it's not a large investment of time or... More 

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Birmingham, Alabama
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

We visited the three historical churches in Santa Fe and this one was our favorite by far! Be sure to read the history. We had a tour guide inside the church who was very informative. There is also a nice history sheet available at the church is you want to self tour. Beautiful artwork on the alter. Felt like a... More 

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Sacramento, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

There is a nice padre there and he blessed our dog. He was knowledgeable about the Mission. It was a quiet sanctuary.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015 via mobile

My husband and teenage son loved this old Mission. We first visited in March 2015 and came back June 2015. They both rang the church bell this time. The mission has so much history and the priest was actually present when we came this month.

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Grayslake, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

This is a small but historic place. There is an entrance fee in the religious gift shop outside the side entrance. Our teens were unimpressed with the site. Unless you are their to worship, this is a quick stop.

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Cumming, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

It was interesting to see the old structure, just wish we could view the inside. Only open for prayer on Wednesdays at 5:00pm. Would liked to have had more history given.

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Additional Information about San Miguel Mission

Address: 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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