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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.
Reviewed February 4, 2014

This Cathedral is so full of history! It is very beautiful. I would recommend seeing this at least once.

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Reviewed February 4, 2014

Honestly, there was nothing to dislike about St. Francis Cathedral. Upon entering the cathedral, a profound sense of peace and calm washed over me. Of course the architecture was amazing, that goes without saying. Of great interest to me was the room off to the side which houses Saints' relics. Though I truly enjoyed visiting each of the cathedrals we saw on this afternoon, one thing that set St. Francis apart was the lack of a required donation to go into the cathedral as they opted for a donation box inside, graciously accepting any donation a person could/sought fit to make. Though a small thing, I can't help but think of large families traveling on a restricted budget who would like to share such magnificent places as these cathedrals. In the other cathedrals, a family of 5 would be paying $10-$15 for "entrance". Though I understand the cost of upkeep for such amazing structures would benefit by mandatory donations, I feel the "give what you can or desire" method employed by St. Francis is more in keeping with the spirit of such a Holy place.

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Reviewed February 3, 2014

We have visited Santa Fe many times, and finally took the time to tour the cathedral. It's a beautiful church, with unique architecture both inside and out. The stained glass windows were stunning. Well worth a trip.

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Reviewed January 31, 2014

Although this is marked as a tourist attraction, it is still a functioning church so all visitors should still remember to be respectful here. It is a neat architectural piece which defines the outline of the Plaza and has been the backdrop of many feature films such as "twins". And more recently "RENT" and there are lots more. There is interesting and unique history behind this church and you should come here if you visit the Plaza downtown.

Thank Jennifer C
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Reviewed January 25, 2014

This cathedral really captures the spirit of Catholicism in the Southwest. Beautiful stained glass windows and wonderful interior......and no entry charge...

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