We were fascinated by our visit to this church (still in use) that dates back to the early 1600s. It's a rarity to see such an ancient place in the USA. No admission fee (donations gratefully received). There is a bell in the church, which you can ring, that was cast in Spain in 1356, and which has been in Santa Fe for over 200 years. There are informative books and flyers available at the back of the chapel. A case displays artifacts found during archeological excavations, and floor cutouts in the sanctuary give you a view of the original floor and steps. The simplicity of the adobe construction and folk art statuary and icons are quite a contrast to the Loretto Chapel just down the street.
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