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Loretto Chapel

207 Old Santa Fe Trail, Between Alameda and Water sts., Santa Fe, NM 87501
+1 505-982-0092
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This chapel contains a mysterious spiral staircase built without nails, dowels or any visible support.
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  • Very good27%
  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
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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 30 October 2016

Charming little chapel with an interesting history. Enjoyed the taped "guide" information during the visit.

Thank SMartinchalk
Reviewed 30 October 2016

You must visit the Loretto Chapel, yes they charge $3 for admission but that helps to preserve this beautiful site. Sit and enjoy the story of the chapel as you look at the beautiful staircase.

Thank Columbus9
Reviewed 29 October 2016

Entry fee of $3. Really pretty small chapel - be sure to check out the spiral staircase ! Giftshop of course, and attached to hallway of other shops.

Thank Bernadette L
Reviewed 29 October 2016

Worth visiting just to see the spiral staircase that defies science's attempts to explain how it does not fall down!

Thank BandM86
Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

I have lived in NM all my life and had never been there. What a beautiful and inspirational place. I was literally moved to tears. Our 3 year old granddaughter thought it was pretty cool too.

Thank Dee Dee M
Reviewed 28 October 2016

Church is famous for a circular staircase that has no support. Just spirals from the ground floor to the second. There were many tourists when we were there so be patient if you want a picture of the stairs.

Thank jcarmello
Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

Such a quaint little chapel! The story of the staircase makes the trip so much more interesting! Beautiful inside.

Thank Victoria R
Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

We only looked from outside. I've never been to a church/chapel that charges admission. I would understand a donation box, but really! I would have loved to see the interior. Very dissapointed.More

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LorettoChapel, Manager at Loretto Chapel, responded to this reviewResponded 31 October 2016

Thank you for your comment. The Loretto Chapel became a private museum in the early 1970's, after the Roman Catholic Church refused to purchase the property. The minimal entry fee of $3 goes into the preservation of the chapel and the miraculous staircase. Children six...More

Reviewed 27 October 2016

Since this was listed among the top things to see in Santa Fe, we had to visit. The chapel is beautiful and the spiral staircase certainly is a marvel. The entrance is thru a gift shop, where you pay your $3.00 admission to spend time...More

Thank David B
Reviewed 27 October 2016

This is really a very nice chapel with a beautiful (and mysterious) staircase. If you are in the Santa Fe area, it is worth checking out.

Thank ClayEggl
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25 February 2017|
Response from WRon | Reviewed this property |
Yes you may take photos. No the spiral staircase cannot be climbed.
23 February 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.
19 August 2016|
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Response from Pete D | Reviewed this property |
All answers are accurate.