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“One of the oldest yet still functional churches in the Southwest”
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 March 13, 2014 via mobile

I grew up in Northern New Mexico, after moving away I feel the value of what I grew up with. This is the oldest church in New Mexico and still holds mass, where on occasion, will have people standing all the way out to the street. One can feel the spirit of the building when standing in the oldest part of Santa Fe, in the heart of New Mexico. The Sangre de Cristo Mountains in the eastern backdrop are the tail end of the Rocky Mountain Range. Parking is difficult in this area, best to buy a day pass at the Sandoval parking garage and walk this area. This being on the southeast skirt of all the interesting sights. The great news is Upper Crust Pizza is just up the block and has great historical pics on the wall, fast service and the best pizza, calzones and salad deals!! Enjoy!!

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Reviewed March 10, 2014

The place was very interesting, but the service was a little lacking. Not much input from the staff.

Thank Ron S
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Reviewed March 6, 2014

We parked (free) at the visitor center right next to this old church. It is amazing to think how many years people have worshipped here. The building seems in remarkably good repair considering its age. The cost was $1 per person which was definitely worth the price. Right next to the church you can see a very old adobe house which the sign claims is the oldest house in the US. You can also see the New Mexico Capitol Building from the visitor center. All a very short walk through this old historic neighborhood. Very interesting. Wish we had had more time to spend.

Thank Huskerredhead22
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Reviewed February 23, 2014

You feel like you are stepping back in time when you step into San Miguel. The altar backdrop in spectacular and the church is filled with gorgeous art from as far back as the 1600's. Be sure to see the paintings on buffalo and deer hide. If you visit on Sunday, please be reverent as there are Masses at 2:00 (Latin)and 5:00 (English) and beware the squeaky door!

1  Thank snowflakeedie
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Reviewed January 15, 2014

This little mission church is a gem--so authentic you step back in time. And small enough to visit in a few minutes.

1  Thank Teramo48
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