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“Beautiful old mission - worth seeing!”
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.
Plymouth, Michigan
Level 5 Contributor
71 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
“Beautiful old mission - worth seeing!”
Reviewed November 1, 2013

San Miguel Mission is the oldest church in North America. It is sad that it was built by enslaved Indians. A piece of history worth the stop. It is accessible off the main road, but close by 5:00 the day we were there. If you ring the old bell on display it means you'll return to Santa Fe again: *Ding*Ding*Ding!!

Visited October 2013
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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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63 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
“Oldest Mission in the Country”
Reviewed October 30, 2013

Didn't get to explore in this mission very well because there was a service being conducted but they claim it's the oldest church in America. Not much to see even when you take a look inside but you have to keep in mind when it was built. If you are into history its worth taking a look if you are in the area. If you don't see it I don't feel you are really missing anything.

Visited October 2013
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Atlanta, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Piece of History”
Reviewed October 27, 2013

This is a must see! The oldest church in the US. So beautiful and rich with history. There are historic facts with each picture, artifact, etc. which makes the visit even more interesting.

Visited October 2013
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Warsaw, Missouri
Level 4 Contributor
43 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“San Miguel Mission”
Reviewed October 21, 2013

when we were here , it was a beautiful day to just walk around. this is the Oldest church structure in the USA. the original adobe walls and altar were built by Tiaxcalan Indians from Mexico under the direction of Franciscan Padres.
we were in Santa Fe , to view all of the old Church's. it was a very fun thing to do. There is Food and restrooms near. Also other gift shops every where.

Visited October 2013
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Joliet
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Pretty place”
Reviewed October 21, 2013

I love the old feel and the beautiful artifacts. It's a short visit. We parked in a free lot and walked there and other areas.

Visited October 2013
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