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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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Beautiful Church!

Remember to be respectful: no flash photography! Entry is free. The stained glass is a just stupendous!

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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Grand Junction, Colorado
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Grand Junction, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Remember to be respectful: no flash photography! Entry is free. The stained glass is a just stupendous!

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Lynchburg, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The church is definitely worth the visit. Beautiful architecture, paintings, stained glasswork. The carved doors into the church are beautiful.

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

If you love historical church art and design then this is a place you must see. Actually to be honest, its one of the oldest buildings in santa fe from what I have been told. Its a must see as its centrally located

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Edmonds, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A real gem in Santa Fe in the historic part of the city. Well worth the time to visit - and don't short change yourself by just walking through and not reading about it. Also, the gardens adjacent to it have some great statuary that has meaning to the region. Signs describing the history are also very informative.

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Greenwich, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Just off the square. Lovingly maintained with beautiful gardens. Services are offered each day. Staff is kind and friendly. There is a quiet well shaded public park with many benches next to it.

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Surprise, AZ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

If you have the time, ask one of the docents to give you the history of the Cathedral. We saw and photographed the outside by night and the inside by day - no flash photographs allowed.

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I've lived here for almost 13 years. The Cathedral is a masterpiece of stone. It is a special place to visit. I have gone to mass and concerts here. When friends come to town, of course this is a place I take them, along with Loretto Chapel. It is a place to be at peace and quiet when visiting Santa... More 

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We walked through this beautiful place as we explored Santa Fe. I especially liked the Prayer Garden. We attend a nondem in a school gym so it was great to talk with my children about all the different types of churches!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The building is lovely, and the history is very interesting. Do not miss the relatively new garden of the Stations of the Cross behind the cathedral; a quiet and beautiful place, and the sculptures are impressive whether or not they have religious significance for you.

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Garland, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I was just stunned at the beautiful refurbishing of this cathedral. The Spanish art of the stations of the cross are fabulous. Don't miss the baptistery in the center of the main asile. Do not miss this!

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