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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
+1 505-983-3974

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is an amazing church and has many historical aspects. The ones that impressed me the most were the Buffalo hide painting on the wall. There is also a deer hide painting from the same time period. The paintings on them are a little difficult...More

Thank TravelingFreeWoman
Reviewed 1 week ago

Wow... built in the 1600's... it's just amazing to think that anything in our country has been around that long. It wasn't open on the inside while I was there, but the outside is impressive and classic. Take many black and white photos of this...More

Thank Bob F
Reviewed 1 week ago

It was great to stop by and help the kids absorb a piece of this history. Love the preservation and care put into keeping this place open.

Thank Travis T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

San Miguel Mission (aka Chapel) is on Old Santa Fe Trail, adjacent the Visitor Center and near the Capitol Building Roundhouse. This Spanish colonial church was constructed in the early 1600s, and is the oldest known church in the Lower 48. It was damaged during...More

2  Thank DeanMurphy2020
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Being that this is the oldest known church in the USA, take time to visit this venue. Frank was so helpful and gave an historical perspective on the building and the artifacts. You'll learn about the Pueblo Revolt of 1680 and how the church was...More

2  Thank Denise S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is the Oldest church in America. It was a nice unexpected find for us. It is preserved beautifully and offers services on a regular basis. There was no fee. It is history to be enjoyed.

1  Thank Linda H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I love photographing old places and this is the oldest church in the US. I'm not Christian but I do appreciate the fact that places like this are kept up beautifully and not destroyed to build a shopping mall.

2  Thank Bruce M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a very cool piece of history and worth looking at. Free to visit. We enjoyed looking at both this church and oldest house next door. Doesn't take more than an hour to visit both and worth the time.

1  Thank RobbiesMomOK
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A must see in Santa Fe, this is an active catholic church that was built in the 1600’s! It’s really hard to fathom how old this church is and how many people have prayed here. Definitely a unique site in the United States. The church...More

Thank jjctraveler
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Historically important, with some fun cutaways so you can see the original adobe walls and floors. Also some cool woodwork. Very small, just a pop-in visit, but worth the $1 admission if you're interested in history.

Thank Jeffrey B
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16 May 2016|
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Response from BearTraveler69 | Reviewed this property |
The church with the circular staircase is the Loretto Chapel.
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.
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.