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Loretto Chapel

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Address: 207 Old Santa Fe Trail, Between Alameda and Water sts., Santa Fe, NM 87501
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+1 505-982-0092
09:00 - 17:00
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This chapel contains a mysterious spiral staircase built without nails,...

This chapel contains a mysterious spiral staircase built without nails, dowels or any visible support.

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Loretto Chapel I have no words for its beauty. Defenetly a place to visit when in Santa Fe. Will come back on our next visit

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Edwards, Colorado
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59 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

If you appreciate good woodwork, the staircase is great to see. But it's just another chapel. Be prepared to jostle for position to see it amongst selfie taking catholic visitors. It's ok but avoid on a busy holiday.

Thank GrantMatthews
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4 reviews
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Loretto Chapel I have no words for its beauty. Defenetly a place to visit when in Santa Fe. Will come back on our next visit

Thank BobJoy1211
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I have visited a number of times and have a decent idea how to engineer the staircase but thinking about someone a couple hundred years ago doing it on the fly is still amazing. A very thoughtful experience.

Thank Collin V
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97 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

What an amazing story! It is so spiritually moving. I am sad to have to pay $3 dollars a person to see, but understand they need to pay someone to supervise.

Thank Rico R
Phoenix, Arizona
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94 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This was nice. Cost is $3. A little expensive considering it takes all of 5 minutes to appreciate the chapel and the staircase. The staircase is no mystery, however - it is a helical staircase. Stop if you have time.

Thank Linda K
Compton, California
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30 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

You pay a small fee but this chapel is so beautiful. The staircase is truly unique but even without it it's a gem. I noticed they do weddings there and the shop they have is full of trinkets to purchase.

Thank Maria E
Madison, Wisconsin
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123 reviews
39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We paid $3 each to view the "magnificent staircase". I must say, it was disappointing - not so much because the staircase is not "magnificent", but because there is a $3 charge to go into this beautiful, but very small chapel in which the staircase exists. I think this organization could do better to ask for "donations" rather than charge.... More 

Thank Mary Lu A
Macon, Georgia
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12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Don't miss visiting the Loretto Chapel and the Miraculous Staircase! The story of the Miraculous Staircase is remarkable and once you see the beautiful staircase for yourself, even skeptics will come to believe the miracle of its construction and durability....even if they won't admit it!

1 Thank Elizabeth H
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309 reviews
58 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A nice chapel with a lot of history. Viewing the winding stairway is worth the price of admission. Some old art work.

Thank johnwGA
Tampa, Florida
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243 reviews
51 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

A small well maintained old church but now privately owned. A very unique and unusual wood circular staircase called a miracle by many. Worth a visit but they exit you through a large gift shop. A little too much commercialism really.

Thank Mrharley

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