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“Just a beautiful old Church--with a magic staircase” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Loretto Chapel

Loretto Chapel
207 Old Santa Fe Trail, Between Alameda and Water sts., Santa Fe, NM 87501 (Downtown)
505-982-0092
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Ranked #13 of 209 things to do in Santa Fe
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Activities: City walk sightseeing, Leisure education
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Owner description: This chapel contains a mysterious spiral staircase built without nails, dowels or any visible support.
Santa Fe
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“Just a beautiful old Church--with a magic staircase”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2013

Attended a traditional wedding and I couldn't help but notice how similar some of the features are to the great churches of Europe. Flying buttresses and all that. Small and gorgeous.

Visited September 2012
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“You won't believe it unless you see it.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2013

The spiral staircase and the architechure of this magnificent cathederal is well worth the $3 admission. And unlike the Georgia O'keefe where they won't let you take any photo's you can snap to your hearts content here Must see in Santa Fe.

Visited January 2013
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“beautiful”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2013

Visiting the chapel was lovely. The staircase interesting and beautiful in craftsmanship. My husband even purchased a book on the story. It doesn't take long and costs $3 per person, but well worth it for the upkeep of the chapel.

Visited January 2013
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“Miraculous Staircase!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2013

Need I say more? If you do not know the history of this little chapel, make sure you look it up IMMEDIATELY. Well worth the $3 cost to go inside. If you don't know the history, a 10 minute narrative inside the chapel will fill you in. Stunning! Very moving. Praise Our Lord! Have I sparked your curiosity yet? I hope so! This will not disappoint.

Visited December 2012
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Houston, TX
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“Loretto at Christmas was Magical”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2013

As always, beautiful, especially at Christmas, magical, inspiring. I so love the story behind the miracle staircase and visit every time I am in Santa Fe.

Visited December 2012
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