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San Miguel Chapel

401 Old Santa Fe Trl, Lower Old Santa Fe Trail, Santa Fe, NM 87501-2746
+1 505-983-3974
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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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401 Old Santa Fe Trl, Lower Old Santa Fe Trail, Santa Fe, NM 87501-2746
Downtown
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Reviewed 2 days ago

400 years old and very Southwestern. Painted by artists including Georgia O'Keeffe. Stop for a quick visit and photos.

Thank travelnut10101
Reviewed 6 days ago

Located a block off the central plaza, this is worth a brief visit. An understanding of the role of the Spanish invaders into New Mexico with Franciscan Monks will put this Chapel in context.

Thank Ken V
Reviewed 1 week ago

Its longevity and history is inspiring. The bell inside dates to something like the 1300's which of itself is pretty amazing!

Thank Kevin032452
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very nice old church worth checking out. Interesting inside and outside. They only charge $1 to see inside. I would recommend checking out the old construction practices used to build the Church.

Thank Bobwis
Reviewed 1 week ago

This chapel is in the heart of Santa Fe and the older area where you can see structures from the 1500. It is a very cool area.

Thank Samantha H
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was one of the stops on our walking tour and without that we may not have stopped here. It is a very cool old church with many good photo ops in the altar area. Very glad we stopped.

Thank parksvisitor
Reviewed 1 week ago

I felt a special sense of peace while in this most special of churches. Be sure to approach the altar to see down to the old foundation.

Thank sonoita07
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The price of admission is just a few dollars. It takes about 15 minutes to look at the church, but is worth the time for the history lesson.

Thank Ohiohiker40
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A nice little church. Worth the small price of admission. Pretty, some good history, and a nice, peaceful place.

Thank MileHighJacket
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

File this one under antiques. The San Miguel Mission is the oldest church in the continental United States. The structure was built around 1610 or so, so it's been operating for about four centuries. Mass is still held on Sundays here. The adobe walls are...More

Thank BBailey182
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Mwaggoner
16 May 2016|
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Response from BearTraveler69 | Reviewed this property |
The church with the circular staircase is the Loretto Chapel.
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Laura F
10 February 2016|
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Response from TGS123_13 | Reviewed this property |
I was told it is still a working church so I think you could check their website.
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Fay C
14 October 2015|
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Response from loudini56 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry l'm not familiar with this book. We did speak with a number of people at the site that were very knowledgable about the history of the mission.
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