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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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The famous staircase in the Loretto Chapel is worth a visit. The narration provided disinteresting and informative, and perhaps there was indeed a miracle in the stairway's... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Reston, VA
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Reston, VA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The famous staircase in the Loretto Chapel is worth a visit. The narration provided disinteresting and informative, and perhaps there was indeed a miracle in the stairway's provenance. The unsupported construction, however, sparks thoughts of how it is engineered, which is fun.

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Hilo, Hawaii
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 153 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We went inside to have a sense of the religious underpinnings of the place as a whole. It was nice to have a spiritual sense of things, a reprieve from the clamor of tourism, even though many visitors were like us, travelers curious to experience something new to us. The sense of respect was wonderful to share.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Just walked in on Sunday morning and listened to the music and the service was just starting. Beautiful and so peaceful.

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Liberty
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

A beautiful little chapel. The walls have intricate statues that tell Jesus' story. The spiral staircase is simply amazing. Take tbe time to stop in. It is inexpensive and does not require a lot of time to enjoy it.

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St Louis
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This chapel and their stairs is a wonder that everyone should see visiting Santa Fe. The history and beauty is well worth stopping by.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is such a famous site, we could not pass through Santa Fe without stopping to see. It is as incredible as reported. The history behind the stair case is well told and still a marvel.

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Glendale, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

It costs $3 to get in but definitely worth it. The staircase is the real attraction although the chapel is also beautiful. Look at the old pictures of the staircase and the original depiction of it without the railings. How did they do it?

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Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The church is known for the staircase. Since the Loretto no longer operates as a church, but a museum, there is a $3.00 admission fee. I noticed people taking pictures then leaving immediately. Take the time to sit in the pew and listen to the story of the staircase. The story is interesting and should not be missed. Although it... More 

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Los Alamos, New Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Wanted to see the spiral stairs essentially standing with no fasteners. What surprised me were the several scenes mounted on the walls on both sides of the chapel. They reminded me of the nativity scenes in yards at Christmas but on a much smaller scale.

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I honestly don't believe the spiral stairs are that impossible, but they are a work of art and incredible engineering. And the Stations of the Cross are also pretty amazing wood carvings.

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