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“Cool to see, but something that can be done as a walk by in seconds”
Review of San Miguel Chapel

San Miguel Chapel
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed August 16, 2013

Unless you are totally into history, this is an attraction that can be seen quickly. See it as you visit the Oldest House, next door. You can go inside, but on the day I visited, there was a service going on so we did not. There is no charge to visit.

Thank Melinda S
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Reviewed August 10, 2013 via mobile

The historic San Miguel Mission is located about one block from the Loretto Chapel in Sana Fe. The building techniques of the time are apparent and impressive and the oldest home in the U.S. is just across the narrow alleyway. The mission was not accessible to us, and there were no postings which gave us any information to know if the inside of the mission could be visited or not. So, thankfully the mission was not our sole objective - otherwise it would have been a complete bust. If access to see inside is an option, this would be a nice venue; if not, it's not worth the traffic and parking hassle. Since I don't know, do some research to know before you go.

Thank Troyjs
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Reviewed August 4, 2013

This small, welcoming church is a real jewel. It is wonderful to be able to touch (and even encouraged to strike) a bell made in Spain over 600 years ago. Think of what it took to bring that to this area! You can also see excavated floors that are 300 and 600 years old. Knowledgeable and truly friendly volunteers are available to share your enthusiasm.

Thank 216Chris216
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Reviewed July 31, 2013

But it is worth visiting because it is small and historical. It is a wonder how all these buildings have survived for centuries. I always leave a small donation in all the museums and churches so that they will be preserved for future generations!

Thank Marta E
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Reviewed July 28, 2013

Very beautiful. The oldest church in the United States. The lady at the entrance welcomes you and gives you a little history lesson. We lit candles and prayed.

Thank tessyts1968
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