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Loretto Chapel

207 Old Santa Fe Trail, Between Alameda and Water sts., Santa Fe, NM 87501
+1 505-982-0092
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This chapel contains a mysterious spiral staircase built without nails, dowels or any visible support.
  • Excellent59%
  • Very good27%
  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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207 Old Santa Fe Trail, Between Alameda and Water sts., Santa Fe, NM 87501
Downtown
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Reviewed yesterday

The feeling of the chapel is magical--so beautiful--the staircase so magnificent. Then go see San Miguel, oldest church.

Thank quietirish
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Reviewed 2 days ago

I have been to the Loretto Chapel before so I have seen the "miraculous" staircase. On this trip it was closed for a private event. Check before you travel for such closings. It is worth the time and effort to look in on this special...More

Thank GregoryBHere
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We loved visiting the Loretto Chapel. The story of the circular staircase makes me think it was truly a miracle. I loved seeing the picture of the staircase before the hand rails were added. It must have been very scary for the nuns in their...More

Thank Mary W
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This is first a beautiful chapel. Then you marvel at the staircase that was built in the 1800s by one man with a saw, hammer, and carpenter’s square and wooden pegs. When you add that it is a tight circular stair with two 360 degree...More

Thank FRKFamily
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The unique staircase is a work of art. Pay the admission just to see this. Beautiful chapel that is a nice resting place if not filled with visitors.

Thank Mark B
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Reviewed 6 days ago

The Loretto Chapel is a great place to visit when you don't have a lot of time to spend sightseeing. It's a great place to see NM's beautiful architecture and brush up on some NM history.

Thank Jessica Z
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Reviewed 6 days ago

I don't get the hype. The staircase is pretty, but it wasn't worth the admission fee to me. Someone is making a ton of money on conspiracy theories. Most frustrating was that nowhere on the website is an admission fee even mentioned. Don't waste your...More

Thank Holly W
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We’re Catholics so this chapel had a special place in our hearts but I believe others could enjoy it just as much. The story of the staircase is amazing and the small chapel is very beautiful. They also had a very nice little gift shop...More

Thank Trumpetgenius
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Reviewed 6 days ago

The spiral staircase is an engineering and aesthetic marvel. The story behind it is also mysterious, which adds to the fascination of the staircase. For just a few dollars, an easy walk from the Santa Fe plaza, and 10-15 minutes to admire the staircase, this...More

Thank piquak p
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful chapel. Stairway is something to be seen. Nice gift shop. Cost $4.00 to get in. You can sit or take photographs inside the chapel. Interesting tree with rosary’s hanging on it near entrance.

Thank the3howells
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cland48
September 8, 2017|
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Response from Sofo32 | Reviewed this property |
No and parking is very difficult during the holidays. Not sure about the off season but the city blocks are a tight squeeze. Since it’s a small town you may be able to walk in.
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karma1028
February 25, 2017|
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Response from WRon | Reviewed this property |
Yes you may take photos. No the spiral staircase cannot be climbed.
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karma1028
February 23, 2017|
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Response from Ben D | Reviewed this property |
I think every movie has fiction and fact. The fun part of seeing the staircase at Laretto Chapel is that no one is quite sure of all the facts and never will be.
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