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Loretto Chapel

207 Old Santa Fe Trail, Between Alameda and Water sts., Santa Fe, NM 87501
+1 505-982-0092
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This chapel contains a mysterious spiral staircase built without nails, dowels or any visible support.
  • Excellent59%
  • Very good27%
  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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207 Old Santa Fe Trail, Between Alameda and Water sts., Santa Fe, NM 87501
+1 505-982-0092

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Reviewed 2 days ago

The unsupported staircase is an architectural marvel. Beautiful Chapel that you shouldn't miss while in Santa Fe.

Thank BunnyV1969
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I have said it many times before. How and why? My better half had a sister with lung and brain cancer. She lit a candle and we prayed for quite awhile. That was 7 years ago She today is alive and well. I can only...More

Thank Lloyd M
Reviewed 3 days ago

A Santa Fe treasure, just steps from the Historic Plaza. Only $3 entry fee. Amazing free standing spiral staircase is a carpentry marvel. Great story behind it. Great photo opportunity. Nice giftshop too.

Thank Karen W
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I always stop at old churches or cathedrals when I travel and Loretto Chapel was worth the stop. It's $3 per person and basically you are looking at a winding staircase in the small chapel but the history is wonderful and that's why we went....More

Thank nevadavic
Reviewed 4 days ago

It is amazing to see this free-standing spiral staircase in this small chapel. The story behind its construction is interesting.

Thank Laurie D
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Costs $3 per person and basically you look at the staircase. But the Chapel is pretty and the story is interesting. The stairwell is beautiful! We figured it was a donation to keep it all running.

Thank Deborah V
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Paid $3 to get in into a crowded room to see a stair case which looks much bigger in pictures to then be lead into a gift store. Go figure.

Thank Cici S
Reviewed 6 days ago

Really gives you a glimpse into a bit of religious history. Lovely place to get married. Great place to take visitors.

Thank PattiL2011
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Amazing. So beautiful. A touch of artistic history. If you want inside arrive well before 5pm. Must see in Santa Fe.

Thank stormyandkathy
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fantastic place to visit! The story of the creation of the staircase is wonderful! The altar is beautiful as well and the courtyard has many cool vendors.

Thank biologygal
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Do they allow the guests to climb the stairs to the choir loft? Or just pose of the stairs for photos? Do they allow the guests to take photos inside the chapel?
26 February 2017|
Response from WRon | Reviewed this property |
Yes you may take photos. No the spiral staircase cannot be climbed.
Is there a tour guide present to answer questions on site?
24 February 2017|
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Response from Ben D | Reviewed this property |
I think every movie has fiction and fact. The fun part of seeing the staircase at Laretto Chapel is that no one is quite sure of all the facts and never will be.
What are the days/hours to view chapel?
19 August 2016|
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Response from Pete D | Reviewed this property |
All answers are accurate.