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San Miguel Chapel

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Address: 401 Old Santa Fe Trl, Lower Old Santa Fe Trail, Santa Fe, NM 87501-2746
Phone Number: 505/983-3974
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Constructed in 1610 by the Tlaxcalan Indians of Mexico, who came to New...

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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Significant for history buffs.

Oldest church in the US is what they claim. Wasn't much to see but neat to know it was so old. It is close to many other attractions in Santa Fe so worth walking past it if you... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Alvin, Texas, United States
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Alvin, Texas, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Oldest church in the US is what they claim. Wasn't much to see but neat to know it was so old. It is close to many other attractions in Santa Fe so worth walking past it if you are in the area.

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Portland, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A short walk from the cathedral and the Plaza takes you to what calls itself the oldest church building in what is now the United States. It's been damaged and restored from time to time, but the latest restoration has revealed the original adobe walls and a beautiful installation behind the altar. The bell that formerly hung in the bell... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We had looked forward to visiting this Mission (having planned to visit as many as possible during this trip). It didn't disappoint and we didn't mind paying the modest entrance fee. Delightful stop!

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Smyrna, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited last week and this was my favorite out of all the churches we visited in Santa Fe! Beautiful, full of history and the staff there were kind. They say if you ring the bell you will return; I rang it loud! LOL They have a gift shop, but, it was closed when we were there. Will def visit... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Oral history puts 1610 as the year this church opened, which makes it the oldest in the United States. But it has been rebuilt and restored many times. I think the small adobe charmer is well worth a stop for the brief time needed to look at it outside and inside. On a recent visit, I followed the directional signs... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Must see attraction in Santa Fe. This is the oldest church in America- from early 1600s. Within walking distance of historical district of the city. Public parking not far- walked to several key attractions in same afternoon.

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Low price to get in. Gorgeous. Excellent bell in entry from antiquity. Spaniards had it created whilst fighting the indomitable Moors and won! Beautiful altar, very primitive and old. Nice gift shop. Love

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not as commercialized as the Loretto Chapel...more info provided onsite...really good architectural example!

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Edmond, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our 3rd church of the morning on our tour of Santa Fe. Beautiful church with amazing history. It is the oldest church in the USA and the tulip guide explains everything wonderfully.

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is supposedly the oldest church in the country. It's worth a look for the historical significance, but it's small so it only takes a few minutes to look around.

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