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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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“choir loft” (129 reviews)
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207 Old Santa Fe Trail, Between Alameda and Water sts., Santa Fe, NM 87501
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+1 505-982-0092
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"spiral staircase"
in 522 reviews
"amazing staircase"
in 136 reviews
"choir loft"
in 129 reviews
"famous staircase"
in 67 reviews
"mysterious carpenter"
in 41 reviews
"gift shop"
in 310 reviews
"the main attraction"
in 45 reviews
"small fee"
in 46 reviews
"entrance fee"
in 91 reviews
"stained glass windows"
in 47 reviews
"awe inspiring"
in 50 reviews
"interesting history"
in 53 reviews
"old church"
in 44 reviews
"worth a stop"
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"visiting santa fe"
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"new mexico"
in 42 reviews
"miracle"
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Must go to see the beauty of this chapel. The miraculous staircase if fantastic. The story behind it is incredible.

Thank Francisco F
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This chapel is something truly amazing. Santa Fe is the oldest city in the United States, and this church is just one reason to go there. The doors are almost always open, and you are free to peek inside. There are small info sessions on...More

Thank Focused A
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Reviewed 2 days ago

With the exception of all the visitors who are excitedly snapping photos inside the chapel, my own husband included, it is quite a peaceful place to sit and contemplate life. The small chapel is filled with all the wonderful pieces of statuary, architecture and art...More

Thank Dribble108
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Reviewed 2 days ago

BEAUTIFUL, calm, serene, peaceful. A lovely chapel with the fabled staircase, a glorious rosette, and engaging altar. See the many rosaries placed on trees in the garden. Be sure to check out the wind mobiles throughout the chapel grounds. GORGEOUS. Beautiful architecture inside and out....More

Thank Kendra K
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

It costs $4 to go in and all you see is the inside of the church — a small room. Whole thing takes 5 minutes and that’s IF you listen to the entire automated recording playing on loop in the background. The staircase is cool,...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The building itself is beautiful but the staircase is just unbelievable. Glad we got a chance to see it in person. When we arrived at 4:30 on Saturday it had already closed (Tripadvisor hours showing 5:00 appear to be incorrect). Thankfully we had time to...More

Thank Sunofthebeach
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Very interesting and a great find to visit some place interesting! My husband and I visited this chapel after a recommendation from another friend, and we were not disappointed!

Thank tzlove1
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Reviewed 5 days ago

An amazing miracle staircase built in 1879, the bannister was installed in 1887 at the Sisters' request. Beautifully decorated for Christmas. Be prepared to pay an entrance fee. Exit through an enticing shop, of course.

Thank Vickie S
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This lovely religious building looks like a church in Paris,it has the mystery staircase.A beautiful church in Santa Fe.

Thank Florence A
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This chapel is best known for its "floating" spiral staircase. It also has stained glass and other decorative elements of historical and artistic interest.

Thank Rosemary W
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cland48
8 September 2017|
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Response from Sofo32 | Reviewed this property |
No and parking is very difficult during the holidays. Not sure about the off season but the city blocks are a tight squeeze. Since it’s a small town you may be able to walk in.
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karma1028
25 February 2017|
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Response from WRon | Reviewed this property |
Yes you may take photos. No the spiral staircase cannot be climbed.
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karma1028
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.
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