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Loretto Chapel

207 Old Santa Fe Trail, Between Alameda and Water sts., Santa Fe, NM 87501
+1 505-982-0092
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This chapel contains a mysterious spiral staircase built without nails, dowels or any visible support.
  • Excellent59%
  • Very good27%
  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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207 Old Santa Fe Trail, Between Alameda and Water sts., Santa Fe, NM 87501
+1 505-982-0092
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Reviewed yesterday

The TV movie, the Staircase was based on this particular staircase. It defies gravity. It is beautiful and people cannot figure out how it was built. Some say St. Joseph himself built it.

Thank Shirley R
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Chapel is privately owned. Charge $3 per person to see the Chapel and this really beautiful staircase. Why the church was sold to a private family is beyond me. Just surprised me that the church would release this property and now marketed for profit.

Thank Chris W
Reviewed yesterday

I like that they make it a cheap attraction so you don't feel like you got ripped off in the 10 minutes it takes to admire it. The stairway is very impressive and beautiful. I was told by a local that the mystery around it...More

Thank Gina G
Reviewed yesterday

Read the other comments for pros and cons, as well as editorials about the admission fee (this structure has been privately owned for over 40 years, by the way.) I found, and what made the trip and entry fee worth it, that the banister was...More

Thank Robert B
Reviewed 2 days ago

I have been to see this mysterious staircase several times. However the friend I was traveling with had never seen it before. It was, as always, a fascinating sight to behold. The chapel is lovely and the staircase story is wonderful. At three dollars a...More

Thank Linda H
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Lovely chapel, but charge a small fee to enter! Can photograph outside, but not inside. Located in the heart of Old Town.

Thank sherijim3
Reviewed 4 days ago

this is the home of the famous spiral staircase.which did not have a stair rail until almost 20 years after it was built.

1  Thank Jim S
Reviewed 4 days ago

Seeing the staircase I had seen on Unsolved Mysteries yyeeaarrss ago. Not sure it was worth $3/person though.

Thank natalie p
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

It's lost a bit of meaning since no longer being a church, but the chapel is still beautiful and a must see. The staircase is amazing.

Thank Bob L
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

What an incredible story. This is an inexpensive sight you should go to if you are in Santa Fe. The chapel is gorgeous. The story of the staircase is mesmerizing.

1  Thank snookman
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25 February 2017|
Response from WRon | Reviewed this property |
Yes you may take photos. No the spiral staircase cannot be climbed.
23 February 2017|
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Response from Ben D | Reviewed this property |
I think every movie has fiction and fact. The fun part of seeing the staircase at Laretto Chapel is that no one is quite sure of all the facts and never will be.
19 August 2016|
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Response from Pete D | Reviewed this property |
All answers are accurate.