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The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi
Ranked #3 of 260 things to do in Santa Fe
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Owner description: This cathedral was built in 1886, and is known for its beautiful Romanesque architecture.
Yelm, Washington
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75 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
“Beautiful !!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 21, 2013

This church is absolutely beautiful and it's also right in the heart of the "plaza" so it's easy to find.

Visited May 2013
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Falmouth, Massachusetts
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“Stop by, even if just to see the doors!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 18, 2013

Beautiful depiction of several hundred years of history on the many squares overlaid on the doors. The statue of Jesus outside the main entrance is also noteworthy. Did not explore inside too much as there was rehearsal for an upcoming ordination underway

Visited May 2013
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South Dakota
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“Does not feel really sacred...”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 17, 2013

Wow--compared to other Cathedrals, this is nothing special. The people are rude and you can't get a moment to even take it in. Not impressed.

Visited May 2013
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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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240 reviews
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“A humble parish church thrust into higher service”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 15, 2013

Originally a parish church built to please the city's first archbishop a century and a half ago, the building has been inadequate and run-down its entire existence, barely standing by the forties. It was never able to raise enough money to be completed but it has had a modest face lift whenever needed. Now a basilica, it has recently been beautifully refurbished inside and out and looks lovelier than ever. When there is a service or a concert, the space is very stirring. Popular with tourists and local parishioners, it is never quite empty. Volunteers will assist you with questions and there is a small gift store area in the front. Except on holidays, the masses are very basic.

Visited April 2013
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central Illinois
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“Beautiful and welcoming”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 13, 2013

Attended Sunday mass, and it was a wonderful experience. People were friendly and kind. The music was uplifting. We even met the pastor outside and had a nice little chat with him. A great experience.

Visited April 2013
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