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Loretto Chapel

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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 2 days ago via mobile

Former Roman Catholic church now a musuem and wedding chapel. The miraculous spiral staircase is the main attraction. Don't miss when in Santa Fe.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Quest304580
Reviewed 2 days ago

This is not to be missed! Absolutely gorgeous inside! The staircase is the big draw, and worth it, but the statutes and the altar have to be seen to be believed.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank barbara h
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Definitely see this Chapel when visiting Santa Fe. The tape plays constantly with music & the history. You can sit & enjoy the sacred peace & marvel at the staircase. I’ll go back many times whenever I come to visit Santa Fe.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank JuliaJ0
Reviewed 1 week ago

Located in a beautiful community with many interesting artisan shops. Staircase is remarkable and the story of it even more so. I saw a nice feature film about it which promted our visit. Worth a visit!

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Ted C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The story of the staircase was very interesting. Seeing the staircase in person really made an impression on us. Gift shop has unbelievable quantities of memorabilia pertaining to the chapel among other gifts. Post cards are 50 cents and $1.00. I found at the local...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Tennessee_Nomads
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The chapel and staircase are absolutely beautiful. Unfortunately when we went there were too many people admitted at a time (small fee paid at entrance) which made the experience unappealing. There needs to be a little more control of access since the chapel is small.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank melmarselle
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Chapel is no longer a working church. Instead, it is a well maintained museum of sorts. I heard that the church was offered to both the catholic church and later the city but both declined because of the cost or renovations. Glad the investors/...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank DCozzens
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I remember my Grandmother telling me the story about the carpenter that showed up to construct the staircase, never leaving his name or that he charged the Sisters of the church. Ever since then, I wanted to visit this church. ~Front desk- there was a...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had heard so much about the Loretto Chapel and the story about how the stairs were made that we had to go and have a look. The chapel itself is very pretty and the story of the mysterious carpenter adds to its appeal.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Whoknowz
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful visit to see the amazing staircase. My wife and I were very impressed. They also have a wonderful Catholic gift shop.

Date of experience: November 2018
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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.