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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
Downtown
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+1 505-982-0092
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"spiral staircase"
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"amazing staircase"
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"mysterious carpenter"
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"gift shop"
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"interesting history"
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"old church"
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Reviewed 4 days ago

The Loretto Chapel is a great place to visit when you don't have a lot of time to spend sightseeing. It's a great place to see NM's beautiful architecture and brush up on some NM history.

Thank Jessica Z
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Reviewed 4 days ago

I don't get the hype. The staircase is pretty, but it wasn't worth the admission fee to me. Someone is making a ton of money on conspiracy theories. Most frustrating was that nowhere on the website is an admission fee even mentioned. Don't waste your...More

Thank Holly W
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We’re Catholics so this chapel had a special place in our hearts but I believe others could enjoy it just as much. The story of the staircase is amazing and the small chapel is very beautiful. They also had a very nice little gift shop...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

The spiral staircase is an engineering and aesthetic marvel. The story behind it is also mysterious, which adds to the fascination of the staircase. For just a few dollars, an easy walk from the Santa Fe plaza, and 10-15 minutes to admire the staircase, this...More

Thank piquak p
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Beautiful chapel. Stairway is something to be seen. Nice gift shop. Cost $4.00 to get in. You can sit or take photographs inside the chapel. Interesting tree with rosary’s hanging on it near entrance.

Thank the3howells
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Privately owned and no longer a catholic church. Admission is charged to enter. The highlight is the spiral staircase is the main feature. An amazing piece of craftsmanship. The main alter is also very nice depicting the way alters were built in the past.

Thank CliffordL19
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Loretto Chapel has such history! It was an amazing stop. The spiral staircase is a must see. The chapel is simply beautiful.

Thank travelgalok
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Such a sweet little chapel near the Santa Fe Plaza. The highlight is the spiral staircase. I sat in the chapel and was happy to just look around and listen to the recorded information. There is a minimal entrance fee and it is well worth...More

Thank taber
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Reviewed 1 week ago

They charge to get in and the chapel is now a wedding venue. Still very beautiful but I was disappointed how it has changed.

Thank Daphne1968
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had our 2 fourteen year old granddaughters with us and they were very taken by this Chapel. There is a recording playing with the history. We were there for about 20 minutes. I believe it was $4 for adults and $3 for seniors. Also...More

Thank Sue H
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cland48
9 September 2017|
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Response from Sofo32 | Reviewed this property |
No and parking is very difficult during the holidays. Not sure about the off season but the city blocks are a tight squeeze. Since it’s a small town you may be able to walk in.
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karma1028
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.
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karma1028
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.
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