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“Worth a visit” 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 94 Attractions in Santa Fe
Type: Religious Sites, Historic Sites, Cultural
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.
Irvine, California
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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“Worth a visit”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

There are no services conducted here anymore as it is now open to the public for viewing. There is a $3 entree fee. We went there with some friends, one who is an architect and the other a structural engineer, and they both agreed that this staircase was indeed a mystery :) Whether you believe it or not, it's worth looking at. They also have a gift shop in case you would like to buy some items to remember your visit.

Visited December 2012
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“Must see miracle!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2013

A must see "miracle" in Santa Fe, NM. The "miraculous' stairs of the Loretto Chapel is something to see. $3.00 to see an engineering marvel (at the very least) spiral staircase that has no nails or supports, built by a homeless man who left before accepting payment. Some believe that is was Saint Joesph himself that came to build the staircase for the nuns of Loretto. The Chapel itself is a beautiful small church with a spectacular altar. Definitely go see Loretto Chapel when in Santa Fe!

Visited January 2013
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“Lovely”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2013

The sprial staircase is a work of art and it is a must see if you are interested in unusual architecture and design.

Visited January 2013
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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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Jackson, Michigan
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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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