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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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+1 505-983-3974
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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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Oldest church in USA

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!

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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Hope, Maine
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Hope, Maine
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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 6 days ago NEW

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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Rancho Santa Margarita, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Don't miss this amazing gem. We are so fortunate to be able to see our history in person and not rely solely on picture and books.

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Hot Springs, Arkansas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We enjoyed our visit to the chapel, certainly worth the $1.00 entrance fee. On the day we were there, a priest talked about the chapel, and he allowed the children to ring the large bell inside. Very interesting and charming.

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Memphis, Tennessee
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

When reading about things to do in Santa Fe, San Miguel Chapel kept coming up as a place to see. It is the oldest church in the US and sits on a site where an even older church once stood. It's a unique experience because they've left a "hole" in the floor near the altar where you can see archaeological... More 

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Louisville, Kentucky
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

After being successful early on recent hunting trip near Santa Fe I was able to spend some time touring the city. Visiting a church that was built 10 years before the pilgrims arrived was quite amazing.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016

San Miguel Mission. Oldest church structure in the USA. Original adobe walls and altar built circa 1610. Super cool!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

Nice, historic Catholic church, and it is also the oldest church in the U.S.A., (1610). Entrance fee: $1 USD. It has holy mass too.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016

Well worth the time to learn the history of the area and see how far back the Santa Fe has had a European presence.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016

Of all the chapels I visited, I found this the most interesting. It is rich in so much history. It is near the oldest home and be sure and walk next door to see that too. Be sure and view the lower level at the altar.

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