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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 3 days ago

I will try to keep this short, because you have to visit to believe it. when in SANTA FE you have to visit the Chapel. the pictures online are pretty accurate but when your there the feeling you get is hard to believe. for the...More

Thank Paul F
Reviewed 3 days ago

Loretto Chapel had a sense of peace within it. I found myself in awe of the beautiful legendary staircase that looks as if it were created the day I viewed it. Amazing structure and definitely worth seeing.

Thank 706aliciaw
Reviewed 5 days ago

Just off the main plaza is Loretta Chapel. The beauty and lore of this chapel makes you feel peaceful and prayerful. It was not crowded when I arrived but became quite crowded very quickly. It is so easy to visit while atrolling around Santa Fe,...More

Thank Sept1468
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The chapel was a beautiful old church which contains the miraculous staircase. It was a spiral staircase built without railings or any handrails. They were added in the late 1880s. Worth the visit for history

Thank Joe32926
Reviewed 6 days ago

The location is beautiful. The chapel is spectacular. It is relaxing to sit down and look around. The architecture and the art in the chapel is wondeerful

Thank Peggy N
Reviewed 6 days ago

It was nice to visit the chapel after reading about the construction of the staircase. The chapel is very attractive.

Thank CarolynS1628
Reviewed 1 week ago

The chapel is downtown, close to Santa Fe Plaza, and worth a visit. Entrance fee was a tiny $4 per person. It takes about 20 mins. to soak it all in and photos are permitted. As you walk around this small chapel an audio story...More

Thank rleNewEngland
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful chapel with an interesting past. We enjoyed this special place as a part of a walking tour in Santa Fe. Recommend a visit while you’re here.

Thank ChristiC637
Reviewed 1 week ago

This small chapel contains the historic stairwell that was constructed by an anonymous carpenter who stopped by to help the sisters get to the balcony choir loft. Later the rails were added. The carpenter was never heard from after completion. Miracle? You bet!!

Thank annemlopez46
Reviewed 1 week ago

This decommissioned chapel has an interesting history told on an audio loop inside. Worth seeing the amazing (not quite sure it's "miraculous") and impressive double spiral staircase...

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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.