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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 yesterday

I read about the story of the spiral staircase and wanted to see it. It was well worth the trip to check it out. It is absolutely amazing.

Thank Arizonakett
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Made a quick stop here and really enjoyed it! The stairs and architecture as a whole is stunning. Admission was only $4 and we were able to see it all in less than 30 minutes. Could have easily stayed longer but had to go. A...More

Thank John P
Reviewed 2 days ago

Very pretty. As with other travelers, you have to go to see the beautiful spiral staircase. It is one of the main attractions for Santa Fe.

Thank Kathy S
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

A must see for anyone in or near Santa Fe. It has a fascinating historical story about the building of the circular staircase. It is also a beautiful serene location if there aren't a lot of tourists there with you

Thank Kathie Myers T
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Stairs are very cool but we weren't overly impressed. The whole chapel vibe is very neat and there is running audio telling about it but a little hard to hear. The railings later so I suppose the stairs without railings are the most impressive aspect...More

Thank Sandra H
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Charming and inspirational chapel with an exquisite altar and the most miraculous of staircases. Well worth the visit, including an extensive gift shop with many religious-themed items.

Thank janemeltzer
Reviewed 6 days ago

While the most noted piece of this historic church is the spiral staircase going up to the upper level. I definitely took a pic of that. The inside is a good size and has a more down to earth feeling then most chapels today. It...More

Thank wjm101012016
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was my second time to visit the chapel and I’m sorry to say it was very disappointing. The chapel is lovely, the staircase is beautiful, the story of the staircase is interesting...but probably not true. What I absolutely disliked was the canned voice droning...More

Thank clark116
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is one not to be missed. There is a four dollar charge to get in. Although the chapel is small, it was very, very quaint. The staircase is breathtaking. Well worth the trip. There was a very nice gift shop.

Thank 376elainev
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Cute chapel! The staircase was neat and it had a great construction however I’m not sure you would want to spend $4 to see it unless you’re a big religion buff!

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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 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.