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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
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Between the looping audio history of the staircase, the ads for getting your wedding picture on the staircase, and the proponderance of white Jesus, it's best to skip this one and make a larger donYion anywhere else in Sanat Fe.

Thank Marcus G
Reviewed yesterday

We were so happy to finally see the miracle of the floating staircase. Tutorials were very helpful, and lots of information in the gift shop.

Thank Cathy W
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We looked forward to visiting the chapel. I’d heard about it years ago and always thought I’d like to visit. The chapel is just exquisite and beautifully done. The staircase is so perfectly constructed and I like to believe St. Joseph is who built it....More

Thank Bentleybeagledog
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I’ve always wanted to see this little piece of history. Beautifully crafted by an unknown carpenter that still defies physics for this work of art. Very interesting. No wait. Family friendly. Small entrance fee. Nice gift shop and adjoining hotel had a nice bar with...More

Thank Cheri F
Reviewed 2 days ago

I have always been fascinated by the story of this staircase. I will say seeing it in person did NOT disappoint. It really is a miracle.

Thank JasonfromJoplin
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Lovely chapel great to see the magnificent staircase well worth a visit but don’t think there should be a few to pay in & you have to walk through gift shop to exit

Thank jiney1
Reviewed 3 days ago

The spiral staircase and small chapel are beautiful but I did not think it was worth the $4 entry fee.

Thank rshoregon
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This is the most beautiful church I've ever seen! I was in awe from the moment I walked in! I could have spent hours in here because I was so at peace. It's a definite must see!

Thank Amanda M
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The church is worth a visit to see the staircase. With no visible support,it spirals up to the balcony. The gift shop has a large selection of keepsakes

Thank Jeannine L
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

If in Santa Fe I wouldn’t miss going to see this. It’s an amazing story and the stairs are neat to see. All of our children, from the teens to elementary enjoyed seeing this. This isn’t a long stop, I think we spent 20 minutes...More

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September 8, 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.
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.
February 23, 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.