This was one of a few different religious venues we visited and was the worst. Be aware that there is a mandatory fee of $3 per person and when we asked the man who took our money if any of it went towards preservation of the chapel he replied rather rudely "a small portion of it" with no explanation as to where the rest of it went. There is an audio tape that continuously runs explaining the miracle but if it is crowded (as it was when we went - Monday of Holy Week) it is hard to hear. When I asked the money-taker if there was anything available that explained the story behind the staircase, he said there was the audio tape as well as a pamphlet which could be purchased in the gift shop. While the staircase is very interesting the whole chapel has been turned into something that was way too commercial. Unfortunately there was nothing remotely spiritual about this chapel any longer. As alternatives, I highly recommend the Cathedral as well as the San Miguel Mission church and a side trip to Chimayo. Glod bless!
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