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“Oldest Church is a must see” 4 of 5 stars
Review of San Miguel Mission

San Miguel Mission
401 Old Santa Fe Trail, Lower Old Santa Fe Trail, Santa Fe, NM (Downtown)
505/983-3974
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Ranked #30 of 319 Attractions in Santa Fe
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Activities: City walk sightseeing
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Owner description: 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.
Tucson, Arizona
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“Oldest Church is a must see”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

Small church is a must see on any visit to Santa Fe. As the oldest church in the USA it's of major significance, even to non believers. Interior is simple but has been restored / maintained wonderfully.

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“A Must”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

Even if you're not a history geek, even if you don't like adobe, even if you don't like churches, you should go here. Soak up the atmosphere for a few minutes, ring the bell, and look at life in 1610. The oldest church in the US should be preserved! It's only three blocks from the center of town, the oldest house in the US is across the street, and it's in an area with lots of restaurants.

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Tucson, AZ
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“wonderful old church”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2013

Our party of 5 adults stopped here briefly while walking around Santa Fe. The age of the church is apparent. The decor is mostly very old as well. It is worth a brief visit whether or not you are a believer.

Visited June 2013
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“14th Century Bell is Beautiful”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2013

Don’t miss this Spanish Colonial mission church. The thick adobe walls give it a great sense of history. We were awed by the restored altar screens and especially by the huge bell on display at the rear of the Mission. You are allowed to touch this massive bell, cast in the 14th century in Spain. Add this Mission to your Santa Fe itinerary.

Visited June 2013
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“Glad to see it”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2013

I thought it was cool to see. We went inside and they were very helpful and full of info on the place. No charge, but of course, took donations. We were done after 15 minutes. Right across the street is the "oldest house" as well.

Visited June 2013
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