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“The Miraculous Staircase is Anything BUT...”
Review of Loretto Chapel

Loretto Chapel
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Owner description: This chapel contains a mysterious spiral staircase built without nails, dowels or any visible support.
Santa Fe
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206 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 180 helpful votes
“The Miraculous Staircase is Anything BUT...”
Reviewed February 12, 2013

What a sham - the Cathedral is drab and the Staircase is ugly and anything but a miracle. Although touted as a religious experience, this is a for-profit gimmick owned by greedy Oklahomans. A real wedding mill - Count on one marriage ceremony per hour in the summer. A Not a spiritual experience at all.

Visited February 2013
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Littleton, Colorado
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46 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Moving and mysterious”
Reviewed February 12, 2013

I visited the chapel with my brother a while back, we were awestruck at the staircase and teh atmosphere in general. The story is facinating no matter what you believe, and it's truly something not be missed. Historically speaking the church has some huge points, I enjoyed every minute of it. I visit Sante Fe every other year, and it never gets old to go here for a bit -

Visited November 2012
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La Quinta, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“A lovely, inspirational place to visit.”
Reviewed February 10, 2013

This is one of the places not to be missed in Santa Fe. The story about how the "amazing staircase" came to be is so sweet. I was surprised, when I saw it that it was smaller than I thought it would be. But the experience was charming.

Visited February 2013
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Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States
Level 4 Contributor
27 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Quick Visit to Loretto Chapel”
Reviewed February 10, 2013

We had not been to the chapel in probably 20 years so we decided to take a few minutes and do it on this last trip to Santa Fe. It is still fascinating and kind of mind boggling. The gift shop has some really great items for sale also.

Visited February 2013
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Minnesota
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63 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“Maybe not on Saturday!”
Reviewed February 8, 2013

We tried to visit on a Saturday in June - not a good idea! There were continuous weddings so we never got to go inside! I would still recommend this, we were disappointed not to see it. Just plan your visit with June weddings in mind!

Visited June 2012
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