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The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi

131 Cathedral Pl, Santa Fe, NM 87501-2026
+1 505-982-5619
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This cathedral was built in 1886, and is known for its beautiful Romanesque architecture.
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131 Cathedral Pl, Santa Fe, NM 87501-2026
+1 505-982-5619
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This church is a continuing history of the Catholic faith in SantaFe. Spanish statuary from the 13th century, French stained glass from the 19th, an altarpiece made by local artists in the 1980’s and a unique baptistery. A statue of Kateri Tekwitha is out front....More

Thank Karen S
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This is a must see in Santa Fe if your are either religious or a history buff. The church is beautiful and it is full of relics and icons. There is a statue from 1625 of the crucifixion that is amazing. The door into the...More

Thank drseimdc
Reviewed 3 days ago

This is a must see in the Santa Fe area. It was so beautiful to see the history of it. They have a store after the tour that you can buy a small replica of the church.

Thank Jana D
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We visit every time we're in Santa fe and it's beautiful! The chapel inside that was built in the 1600's is fantastic; especially for history buffs. It's wonderful to see the tlc and history in this lovely church. It's free to tour and donations accepted....More

Thank tumbleweed_travels
Reviewed 4 days ago

Mass on Saturday evening was a spiritual high for this Santa Fe trip. Beautiful music, outstanding art, friendly people all in a historic cathedral - what could be better?

Thank fairfax28
Reviewed 5 days ago

We visited with our kids, enjoyed seeing the murals with stations of the cross and the big nativity seen since it was just after Christmas.

Thank Carrie C
Reviewed 5 days ago

It is definitely worth visiting and it is close by to the center of the city. The Cathedral is beautiful.

Thank LorenaRamos
Reviewed 6 days ago

This is an active cathedral church for this Roman Catholic diocese so visitors should stay out during church services. When visiting know that others in the church are praying so noise should be kept to a minimum, dress should be modest, and looking and reading...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We have visited many times. The building is beautiful and has great history. Take your time to explore the nooks and pictures.

Thank Jerry P
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just the surrounding can take up a great deal of time. Plenty to read and take in. May be a little creepy for the little ones as it gets darker though.

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Beverly S
11 December 2016|
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Response from Patrick D | Reviewed this property |
Located in the east end of the nave is the sanctuary. Above the altar is the San Damiano Crucifix, a replica of the crucifix in Assisi, Italy. Tradition says that the Lord leaned down from the crucifix and said; "Francis, go... More
Anne G
27 July 2016|
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Response from Char W | Reviewed this property |
Open for visitors all day to come and go, people also taking pictures. Some sections roped off but you can still see area.
26 July 2015|
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Response from cmincalif | Reviewed this property |
I think I remember that they were in the back of the church in the garden.