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Loretto Chapel

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Address: 207 Old Santa Fe Trail, Between Alameda and Water sts., Santa Fe, NM 87501
Phone Number: +1 505-982-0092
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This chapel contains a mysterious spiral staircase built without nails,...

This chapel contains a mysterious spiral staircase built without nails, dowels or any visible support.

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We had to see the miraculous stairway at the Loretto Chapel and it was well worth seeing. Very mystical feeling inside the chapel. Nice gift shop with many religious items.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Michigan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We had to see the miraculous stairway at the Loretto Chapel and it was well worth seeing. Very mystical feeling inside the chapel. Nice gift shop with many religious items.

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The history behind this beautiful structure is truly amazing. It is a "must see" here in Santa Fe. You can actually imagine the nuns singing and feel how the "miracle" could happen.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The city is surprisingly casual about the staircase in Loretto Chapel. The Chapel is a lovely gothic style but anyone who sees this staircase will have a hard time walking away a sceptic. We were quite moved by the obvious impossibility of it's structure and very convinced that something of a miraculous nature went into it's construction. If you are... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This lovely little chapel in and of itself is sweet and typical, until you turn around to the back staircase and listen to the local folklore about the legends surrounding it. Don't miss seeing this - you won't really have finished your visit until you do. Completely worth the time.

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Pasadena, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

It is absolutely worth the $3 you pay to get in here. The chapel is exquisite and the story of the stairs comes to life when you actually see the spiral. It is a nice short and sweet activity and a respite from the cold if you're walking around Santa Fe. The stained glass and religious sculpture are beautifully maintained... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The Loretto Chapel is worth a visit. The famous staircase is indeed gorgeous. A miracle? Up to you. The whole structure is lovely. It is a small building, but with stain glass and general style worth a visit, not just the staircase. It is easily worth the time and the $3.00 admission charge.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The chapel is a lovely with the miraculous staircase . The staircase is an engineering marvel. There aren't that many due to the difficulty of constructing the spiral staircase without any center support. The chapel has a $3 fee admission. It is a former Catholic Chapel that is still used for weddings..

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Austin, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The circular unsupported stairway is incredible. Read the story about the man and the materials used to construct the 720 degree rotation stairway to the choir loft.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is so peaceful and beautiful. Make sure you read all of the information available inside. It gives a great history

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Okay, this is a small chapel, and there a modest entrance fee, but the history of the chapel and especially the staircase to the choir loft make it a must see. It won't take you long and it is very centrally located.

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