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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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“choir loft” (121 reviews)
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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

So close to Plaza is this must see Chapel. Staircase is amazing but the story is beautiful. I stop in every time I visit Santa Fe. Admission is $3.00.

Thank lakjmk
Reviewed 2 days ago

Loved it. This old chapel was once a girls school. The wonderful staircase saw 150 years of girls and nuns ascent its steps without railing, which was later added. It's magnificent .

Thank Jacque H
Reviewed 3 days ago

Beautiful chapel. Just $3 to get in. A recording gives the history of the chapel and the staircase. Worth visiting.

Thank P F B
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Beautiful chapel! It is just a magical place! Three dollars a person to go inside. The stained glasses windows and alter are both stunning. The staircase is unbelievable!

Thank 10jenn
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Look above the entry doors for the inscription. It’s the Tetragrammaton...a four-letter Hebrew name representing the English letters YHWH. Since Hebrew uses no vowels, this is how God’s name was written for centuries. Today, it is commonly accepted as the Jehovah or Yahweh. There it...More

Thank boseipod
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Normally we avoid crowds but this place is not to be missed take the time to go in. Smaller than you think but you have to remember the time it was build. So impressed with wood work on and around the whole church. Great visit!

Thank Hamilton Z
Reviewed 6 days ago

Nice little chapel. The spiral staircase mystery is intriguing. There's also a gift shop. Worth a quick stop.

Thank travelnut10101
Reviewed 1 week ago

Famous for the spiral staircase leading to the choir loft and the sweet story surrounding its construction, this Gothic chapel, modeled after one in France, is a treasure, with a rose window, an elaborate altar, stunning ceiling, and beautiful stained glass, carvings, tile work, and...More

Thank 995varinaw
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a must see and unexplained miracle of workmanship. The staircase is the gem in a vaulted ceiling chapel that is awe inspiring.

Thank wildwoodsm
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The stairs are amazing. Great giftshop next door to purchase religious items. The stained glass windows were beautiful. Saw some wedding photos of couples taken on the stairs. Just beautiful.

Thank Momkins
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9 September 2017|
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Response from ShellyGillum | Reviewed this property |
I don't think so, but you would have to maybe check. As it is on/near the Plaza, even parking a car is hard at times. Maybe contact the Inn at Loretto hotel. I bet they would know.
26 February 2017|
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Response from WRon | Reviewed this property |
Yes you may take photos. No the spiral staircase cannot be climbed.
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.