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Loretto Chapel

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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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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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What a beautiful chapel!

I always get so spiritual when I step into Loretto Chapel! From the ceiling to the floor, there are beautiful statues, carvings, stained glass, and BEAUTIFUL winding staircase to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I always get so spiritual when I step into Loretto Chapel! From the ceiling to the floor, there are beautiful statues, carvings, stained glass, and BEAUTIFUL winding staircase to admire. You can read the history of how and why the marvelous staircase was built. A must-see, located right off the Plaza.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This historical stop is a must see. Fascinating story of the miraculous staircase in a beautiful chapel. A Santa Fe classic.

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Thank SmithFamily09
Potomac, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The spiral staircase is intriguing but the rest of the church is well worth the visit. Not the best attraction in the city but easy to access when you are at the Plaza and a worthwhile experience.

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Thank Allen S
Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The history and beauty of this church can be appreciated even by non religious people. The story of the stairwell is amazing but the actual structure is amazing. I went with my mother in law and enjoyed the quite inside the church during the busy day we had exploring Santa Fe. It was a welcome break and a surprising find.... More 

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West Sussex, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We happened on this chapel as we wondered from The Plaza. It has pretty gardens around it and has a good feeling about it. We were unable to get in as we arrived after hours.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The chapel is quite beautiful and the staircase is, indeed, miraculous, but I didn't like how touristy and expensive it was to see.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is specifically why I went to Santa Fe and I loved this place! I just didn't want to leave; so beautiful and serene. The staircase was gorgeous. I am glad they had a rendition of what the original staircase was supposed to look like because that is exactly how I had pictured it in my head when I read... More 

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The history of this church is amazing. The gift shop is great, only issue no American Express. Every person we interacted with was pleasant and gracious.

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Greenwich, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Loretto Chapel is a classic attraction in Santa Fe. The $3 entry fee was very reasonable. It will only take about 20 minutes and just go to learn the story about the wonderful staircase. If you are somewhat religious, you will find it fulfilling.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I'm from New England and read about the spiral staircase and wanted to see it. The chapel's alter is very interesting and the staircase is amazing. The story that is told about the staircase is the same as the one on the internet. It was great to see but the downside is, it's roped off and can't be used or... More 

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