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Loretto Chapel

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“choir loft”(133 reviews)
This chapel contains a mysterious spiral staircase built without nails, dowels or any visible support.
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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 via mobile

The staircase is pretty good but it’s no eighth wonder of the world. On the other hand we went as part of a history walking tour and it was a fine addition.

Thank Howard C
Reviewed yesterday

A 1998 Movie "The Staircase" is based on events surrounding a "miracle" staircase that seems to exist without support. This is the chapel the movie is based on. It gets quite a following of tourists. We enjoyed the visit and seeing the staircase. The fee...More

Thank JJ F
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We came to see the miraculous stairs. The stained glass was breathtaking and the staircase was awesome. The only drawback was like most places in Sants Fe on street parking is a pain to find.

Thank robbiec49
Reviewed yesterday

This church is a must see while you are walking in the historical Santa Fe district. The woods used in the staircase did not come from around Santa Fe. I really think Saint Joseph built it.

Thank Charmingnl
Reviewed yesterday

This is a former Catholic Church, but now is a museum which was completed in 1878. It is famous for its spiral staircase which rises 20 feet to the choir loft with two full turns.

Thank Sandra S
Reviewed 2 days ago

This is a short, but interesting stop, it was worth the $4 to visit. You don't need but 15 minutes to see and feel the unique nature and hear the story of the staircase. I would put it on the "must see" in Sante Fe....More

Thank Krista D
Reviewed 3 days ago

Kind of a snooze, but beautiful. Save 10 minutes to see it! Maybe we missed something? Not sure what all the hype is about.

Thank Lynn S
Reviewed 4 days ago

We visited it asa self guided tour but their was a tour there so we overheard tidbits. Beautiful and well maintained.

Thank Paulette M
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Loretta Chapel is beautiful with standard Catholic items as statues, candles, rosaries, kneelers, and carved Stations of the Cross in the chapel. But the absolute highlight is the spiral staircase with two spirals that is only supported at the top and bottom. There is no...More

Thank Marylou A
Reviewed 5 days ago

Very interesting story behind the chapel. Very beautiful and very busy. Nice area to visit in Sante Fe and designed for tourist traffic.

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August 9, 2018|
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Response from Sheila C | Reviewed this property |
It was $4
September 8, 2017|
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Response from Melody S | Reviewed this property |
Parking downtown is very difficult. I agree with the other answers it would be best to park further out of the downtown area.
February 25, 2017|
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Response from WRon | Reviewed this property |
Yes you may take photos. No the spiral staircase cannot be climbed.