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San Miguel Mission

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Address: 401 Old Santa Fe Trail, Lower Old Santa Fe Trail, Santa Fe, NM
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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Oldest church in the U.S.

Or so they say, there is some question on the authenticity of "oldest" but it's definitely OLD. Also very beautiful and calming, if you like churches and the history of New Mexico... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Or so they say, there is some question on the authenticity of "oldest" but it's definitely OLD. Also very beautiful and calming, if you like churches and the history of New Mexico it's worth the $1 admission and taking time to walk through history.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is worth the time if you're in downtown Santa Fe. You really do get a taste of New Mexico history and architecture while visiting this mission. If you must chose between the mission and the cathedral, choose the mission. The adobe mission has the feel of history both inside and out. The cathedral is nice on the outside but... More 

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is another MUST to do in town. It is the oldest church in the USA. Down the street form the church is the oldest home in the US. The Pilgrims arrived in 1620 to Plymouth Rock and the Spanish were already here & settled in.

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Leawood, Kansas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is not a "can't miss" attraction but is certainly worth the 4-5 blocks one has to walk from the center of town. You do get a real sense of American history as you look at the artifacts in the sanctuary, read about the events in the life of the church and view the glassed in area showing the original... More 

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Morro Bay, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Architecturally stunning, well maintained adobe in continuing Catholic tradition. Attended Mass with guest priest and full house.

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Germantown, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is a beautiful adobe church on a pleasant spot along Old Santa Fe Trail between Oldest House and NM Tourism Department Visitor Center. The site is one that should be visited because of its historical significance and because of its special beauty. We enjoyed visiting here on Sunday afternoon, 12 Jun 2016.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Other missions and chapels were better than this one. The "oldest" distinction makes it worth a short visit.

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

You can read all about the history of the building inside. They have mass every day, also! Don't forget to ring the bell.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Make sure you have learned something about the history of this church and the neighborhood before you see it, for a richer experience. We attended at 5 pm Mass on Sunday and the place was PACKED with locals and a few tourists.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Whoa! This was the best stop in my opinion of all the churches/chapels in Santa Fe. Claimed to be the oldest in the US, you can feel the history when you walk in. Ring the church bell that was made with the personal metallic items of the community and look at the original walls and altar steps. There is possibly... More 

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