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San Miguel Chapel

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Constructed in 1610 by the Tlaxcalan Indians of Mexico, who came to New Mexico as servants of the Spanish, this is the oldest church still in use in the country.
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401 Old Santa Fe Trl, Lower Old Santa Fe Trail, Santa Fe, NM 87501-2746
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Reviewed 1 week ago

only $1 to enter the San Miguel Chapel and see original church of Santa Fe. Interesting to read how the bell was made and ring it.

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank jdeter2017
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What an amazing piece of history! Be sure to ring the bell and read it's history. Enjoy the peaceful atmosphere!

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank renes186
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was a great example of adobe structure and lovely inside. Very close to plaza etc so easy to get to view it.

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Rita Z
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The hardest part about visiting is finding a time. This listing says 8-2pm, but the real answer is “whenever there isn’t a service or event. We arrived and they were practing for a concert, so we only were able to steal a look inside and...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's not every day you can see the oldest church in the United States. That alone makes it interesting. It is on the walk from the Capitol into the center of town.

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Aviron
Reviewed June 17, 2019

Nice little chapel in the downtown area of Santa Fe. Didn't take too long to walk through, but was very useful as a stop out of the heat.

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Jennifer S
Reviewed June 15, 2019 via mobile

A must do to help bring perspective to the real world. I was moved just being there. Everyone needs to ring the bell when you are there. $1.00 entry per person (under 6 is free).

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank swm82318
Reviewed June 11, 2019

Definitely worth a quick walk through. The interior is beautiful with an amazing baptismal pool and a historic Virgin Mary sculpture.

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank A C R
Reviewed June 9, 2019

Built around 1610, this amazing church is an active parish. There are many beautiful and old statues and paintings which are inspirational. One can ring the old bell, which is now in a gift shop.

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank 484karlc
Reviewed June 8, 2019

Not very much of the original building, though some of the original floor can be seen. Altar screen well maintained. Gift shop expensive.

Date of experience: June 2019
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Mwaggoner
May 15, 2016|
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Response from BearTraveler69 | Reviewed this property |
The church with the circular staircase is the Loretto Chapel.
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Laura F
February 9, 2016|
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Response from TGS123_13 | Reviewed this property |
I was told it is still a working church so I think you could check their website.
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Fay C
October 13, 2015|
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Response from loudini56 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry l'm not familiar with this book. We did speak with a number of people at the site that were very knowledgable about the history of the mission.
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