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The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi

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Address: 131 Cathedral Pl, Santa Fe, NM 87501-2026
Phone Number: 505-982-5619
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This cathedral was built in 1886, and is known for its beautiful Romanesque...

This cathedral was built in 1886, and is known for its beautiful Romanesque architecture.

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What a great cathedral. Inspiring. Basic yet majestic. Aweseome architecture. A wonderful and spiritual place to visit both from the St Francis perspective as well as the... read more

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

What a great cathedral. Inspiring. Basic yet majestic. Aweseome architecture. A wonderful and spiritual place to visit both from the St Francis perspective as well as the native american perspective. Some great statues and figures

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Las Cruces, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Indian Market Mass and Santa Fe Opera Summer Community Concert is here in this stunningly beautiful basilica. It is over 400 years old and has been lovingly cared for over the years. Indian mass is memorable with pueblo dancers leading the procession and involved in the service. The church is full for this so go early. The SFO summer concert... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We have visited this Basilica a few times. It's a beautiful place of worship. We also enjoyed a fabulous opera presentation there. It's not a place to bring loud children or for active fun. It's a great place to reflect and worship.

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Thank TheRealJ0E
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Gorgeous chapel, historic and sacred feeling when you enter . The location is in the plaza , very nice area

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Roanoke, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 215 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Like many others, we have enjoyed visiting churches and cathedrals in Europe. And this Basilica reminded us of many of the architectural elements we have seen elsewhere. But what made this visit special for us was the juxtaposition of these European elements with the locally inspired styles of New Mexico. Ornate and elaborate meets streamlined and simplified.

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St. Louis, MO
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We really enjoyed this grand cathedral, especially the statue of Native American St. Kateri outside. Be aware that if you buy something in the gift shop, you cannot take it back - even if when you get it home you find something wrong with it. There was candle wax all over the front of a book that I had them... More 

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Oregon City, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I loved the courtyard which is spacious and has places to sit and relax in the shade of the building. When you enter, there's a small gift shop through which you pass to get to the sanctuary, and then you can walk around the church and enjoy the stained-glass windows and architecture. I appreciate that it's free to walk around,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Having attended programs at & visited this lovely site many times (also Assisi, St. Francis' hometown/church), we always come away from this 'Cathedral' and its grounds uplifted, inspired, and impressed with the faith & perseverance of Bishop Lamy, who originally 'drove' its construction as the 'heart' of Santa Fe. For some years, our favorite statue in all this city (an... More 

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Thousand Oaks, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Right in the Plaza. Beautiful church with candles that can be lit for people, which I love to do. Was not there during Mass time, but am sure it is awesome.

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Ashton-under-Lyne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Beautiful church to attend mass in and attended candlelit procession after it really lovely experience never did anything like that before

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