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The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi

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Address: 131 Cathedral Place, Santa Fe, NM 87504
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This cathedral was built in 1886, and is known for its beautiful Romanesque...

This cathedral was built in 1886, and is known for its beautiful Romanesque architecture.

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Absolutely Stunning and Historic Cathedral

Beautiful and historic Cathedral; reminded me of some in Europe. Mark, one of the information specialists, was a wealth of history and information. Well worth the visit, even if... read more

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Durango, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Beautiful and historic Cathedral; reminded me of some in Europe. Mark, one of the information specialists, was a wealth of history and information. Well worth the visit, even if you don't visit with him. Two side chapels are worth seeing, too.

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Guilford, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Be sure to check out the life size bronze statuses in the garden for the Stations of the Cross. Many different Mass times.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The history of the Cathedral is intertwined with the history of Santa Fe. Father Lamy was the driving force behind the creation of the cathedra that you see today. After my first visit I was moved to read Willa Cather's fictionalised account of his life, 'Death comes for the archbishop'. There is a lot to admire both outside and inside.... More 

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Cairns, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We spent an hour visiting this lovely old basillica. We were welcomed by a friendly lady who gave us a helpful rundown on the history which was very helpful. The french glass stained windows were beautiful as were the massive caste entry doors and the statue of the first Indian saint. There was a lot to see in a small... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Not as traditional and ornate as most other cathedrals, but is it nice. Has a local NM feel to it, including the art around the grounds. Worth a visit.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Very nice and worth to visit. We went to 10:00 Mass on Sunday and it was packed. The cathedral has fantastic art inside and outside. Very different architectural expressions. Highly recommend it.

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Devils Lake, North Dakota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Beautiful Cathedral with knowledgeable and friendly staff. Stained glass, statues, altar etc. Amazing architecture and history.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely cathedral and basilica, one of only two in the USA. Nice artwork within as well. The carved entry doors are remarkable works of art in their own right.

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Kerrville, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Built in the mid-19th Century, the Basilica is a beautiful combination of traditional, french style with the influences of the native culture.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Not as large or as ornate as the Europian cathedrals but has a unique Southwestern aura. This wS definitely worth my time in Santa Fe

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