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“One of the high points of Old Santa Fe”

The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi
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Owner description: This cathedral was built in 1886, and is known for its beautiful Romanesque architecture.
Brookings, Oregon
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“One of the high points of Old Santa Fe”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2013

This cathedral dominates Old Town Santa Fe, so it's hard to miss. It's a real work of art inside, lots of incredible stained glass, soaring arches and ornate gilded statues. The main building was built in 1886, but looks much older. One wing, however, goes back to the early 1700s. It's all certainly worth at least a half hour of wandering around, probably more if you're Catholic.

Visited July 2013
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Dallas, Texas
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“Beautiful old church”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2013

I loved all the carvings on the walls and altar. Peaceful and serene.
A quiet place to get away for a while from the outside world

Visited September 2013
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Pueblo, Colorado
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“Magestic Cathedral”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2013

A breathtaking and magnificent cathedral to visit on the Plaza. Beautiful stained glass, statues, saints, artifacts and a place to simply pray and light a candle. St. Francis of Assisi has a very comforting and serene atmosphere that will be a highlight of your Santa Fe visit!

Visited September 2013
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Carmel, Indiana
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“Beautiful church close to the plaza”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2013

Beautiful Catholic chuch near the plaza! If you are in the area, a must see in Santa Fe. The architecture, stained glass, and overall design are just lovely! We took many, many photos inside.

Visited September 2013
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Rome, Georgia
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“Interesting Stop”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2013

You will find that many museums and attractions in the Plaza area don't open until 10 AM. I suggest you go here first. You can park here all day for 10 dollars. If you are willing to walk farther you can park for free on East Pasco de Peralta street You can put 150 as an address on that street and you will get to the free lot. More on that in a moment.

The garden outside the Cathedral has the Stations of the Cross depicted and is interesting. The sanctuary is beautiful. Statuary at the front of the building is unique.

Oh, one thing. They have restrooms but they are locked and only opened when there is a mass going on. You can go across the street and visit La Fonda Hotel for restrooms. You will love the hotel but that is another review.

If you park for free as described when you leave you will want to stop at the KaKaWa Chocolate House.

Visited September 2013
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