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Address: 207 Old Santa Fe Trail, Between Alameda and Water sts., Santa Fe, NM 87501
Phone Number: 505-982-0092
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Sun 10:30 am - 5:00 pm
Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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This chapel contains a mysterious spiral staircase built without nails,...

This chapel contains a mysterious spiral staircase built without nails, dowels or any visible support.

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Beautiful chapel

Love this place. We went to the shops and bought items. The restaurant looked nice and cozy and the Inn as well. Will stay next year.

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
cmaynard
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Schaumburg, Illinois
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Schaumburg, Illinois
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33 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Love this place. We went to the shops and bought items. The restaurant looked nice and cozy and the Inn as well. Will stay next year.

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Port Mansfield, Texas, United States
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27 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Second visit to Loretto Chapel and it is breath taking. Enjoyed the narrative about the history of the chapel and staircase. Open daily and $3 charge per person is reasonable.

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California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

It is has interesting architectural features and is conveniently located in Santa Fe, so it was fine for a quick visit inside to view the interior of the church. However, It's something that I probably won't bother to see again on my next visit to Santa Fe.

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Thank Kt B
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70 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

There is a very engaging presentation of the staircase and the story behind it. However the notes about the over commercialism are valid.

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Thank Tammy F
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Beautiful chapel. Amazing architecture to go with its history. Spiral stairway a marvel of science, perhaps miraculous! Would encourage any visitor to read the scientific report on the stairway wood composition. A must see.

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tempe, az
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A lovely little chapel close to the plaza. The staircase in the chapel was quite amazing....they have a short video tour. Well worth the $3 entrance. Keep in mind they close promptly at 430.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

First, I still recommend going if you've never been before, but honestly I can see no reason why you'd ever return. First, there is a 3$ entry fee, I am a person who will always donate when viewing a church as a tourist, always. However, I have also always been against charging to enter a church. While the chapel itself... More 

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Rio Rancho, New Mexico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We are always impressed with the craftsmanship of the staircase and the inspiring story behind its building. The chapel is beautiful.

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Saskatoon, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

It is a nice old building with an admission fee. The staircase is interesting if you are into that sort of thing, otherwise you are done in about a minute.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Worth the entrance fee to see the beautiful chapel with the unbelievable staircase. Lots of information about the history of the chapel.

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