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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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Half-Day Santa Fe Food and History Walking Tour
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This chapel contains a mysterious spiral staircase built without nails, dowels or any visible support.
  • Excellent59%
  • Very good27%
  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“spiral staircase” (519 reviews)
“choir loft” (130 reviews)
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207 Old Santa Fe Trail, Between Alameda and Water sts., Santa Fe, NM 87501
Downtown
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+1 505-982-0092
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"spiral staircase"
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"amazing staircase"
in 138 reviews
"choir loft"
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"stair case"
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"famous staircase"
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"mysterious carpenter"
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"gift shop"
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"the main attraction"
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"small fee"
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"entrance fee"
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"stained glass windows"
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"awe inspiring"
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"interesting history"
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"old church"
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Reviewed today

They charge admission. So I guess it's worth it to see the amazing staircase. Beautiful little church.

Thank linbill2015
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

You have to read about it before you visit. We did the tour and it is an engineering marvel. I would recommend this to friends and family

Thank Terry F
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Loretto Chapel has a special place in the hearts of many especially those devoted to St. Joseph. Legend has it that when the Sisters of Loretto needed a stairway to their choir loft, a carpenter appeared and built the beautiful stairway seen today. It is...More

Thank Diane M
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The story of the stairs is a mystical story. The visit is short. The chapel is pretty. Pictures were allowed.

Thank tvwilkins58
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

To be able to see a hand made circular stair case and the Godly story that happened in the 1800’s is just so special.

Thank Islandboy0324
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Cost a couple of dollars, but well worth it. Beautiful staircase and most interesting history. Go, enjoy, say a prayer to two.

Thank Reece1950
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This former Catholic chapel (it's been de-consecrated) is now a private museum which has the main attraction of a pretty cool staircase and a legend to go along with it. The staircase is interesting and if you've got the time it's a major tourist activity...More

Thank Skelt440
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The chapel is now privately owned, but it is worth the visit. Beautifully maintained and the "Miraculous Stair" is a must see in Santa Fe.

Thank christine L
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Reviewed 3 days ago

This is a must-see stop. Doesn't take long and is not expensive. I love those beautiful winding chairs and the beautiful church in general.

Thank 289DJS
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Known for the "miracle staircase" which really is impressive, but the architecture and carvings for the Stations of the Cross are worth the visit.

Thank Tony S
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cland48
9 September 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.
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karma1028
26 February 2017|
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Response from WRon | Reviewed this property |
Yes you may take photos. No the spiral staircase cannot be climbed.
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karma1028
24 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.
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