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San Miguel Chapel

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Address: 401 Old Santa Fe Trail, Lower Old Santa Fe Trail, Santa Fe, NM
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Constructed in 1610 by the Tlaxcalan Indians of Mexico, who came to New...

Constructed in 1610 by the Tlaxcalan Indians of Mexico, who came to New Mexico as servants of the Spanish, this is the oldest church still in use in the country.

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Interesting Spanish colonial mission

This is the oldest existing church in the U.S., built between 1610 and 1626. It is quite charming and interesting, across the alley from the oldest building in Santa Fe, which... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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Monterey, California
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Monterey, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is the oldest existing church in the U.S., built between 1610 and 1626. It is quite charming and interesting, across the alley from the oldest building in Santa Fe, which rests on a pueblo foundation dating to the 1200s.. The mission was rebuilt in 1710 after the Pueblo Revolt. The original church bell sits inside, inscribed with a date... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This mission is incredible and the staff is wonderful! I could spend hours just sitting in awe...there is so much history here.

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Kerrville, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Built in the 17th Century, prior to the Pueblo Revolt of 1680, this small gem is a beautiful example of a Spanish Missionary Church.

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Rock Island, Illinois, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

You can visit the chapel and the gift shop inside for free but it is a $2 fee to enter. I thought it was worth it to see the interior. There was a priest inside to answer questions. I didn't speak with him - he was in discussion with another visitor - and instead walked around and read the information... More 

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San Jose, California
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not recommend, especially because they charge you there too. Although, I didm't check the history on this one, but not worth the fee in my opinion.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

San Miguel Mission, also known as San Miguel Chapel, is a Spanish colonial mission church built between approximately 1610 and 1626. It is the oldest known church in the USA. The admission to the church is free.

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Whitefish Bay, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a mission church built around 1610. This a key site if you want to experience the history and flavor of Santa Fe. The claim is that its the oldest Church in the United States. I believe it.Its very easy to get to, only a short walk off the Plaza and only a $1.00 entrance fee. Its the best... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Oldest church structure is worth checking out. So many beautiful adobe structures in Santa Fe. It's right next door to the oldest house in the USA. So according to Carlos at "Food tours of Santa Fe" maybe "that makes the alley in between the two the oldest alley."

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This beautiful church is a short -medium walk from The Plaza and is well worth the trip. The church is beautiful, admission price is $1.00 and the best deal in town!

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El Paso, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017

When visiting Santa Fe make sure you do not miss the San Miguel Chapel. It is not too far off the main square, easy walking distance. the Chapel is a very historic place, It is advertised as the oldest church in the US and is built on the foundation of an even older church. This chapel is very simply decorated.... More 

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