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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 via mobile

The nail less staircase and church was beautiful! Worth the drive from Albuquerque. We will definitely return to see this piece of history again!

Thank Effie431
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

One lovely church that has an unbelievable story. This was our second visit to this church and I was just as intrigued as the last visit. A must see in Sante Fe... just a bit down from St Francis’s church.

Thank Laurel F
Reviewed 2 days ago

This won't take you that long to see and it may not have the wow factor of many European churches but very well worth walking into to see the beauty of old Santa Fe. Not it isn't Santa Fe style but the sisters of loretto...More

Thank hharris860
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Neat place when you the history. Going on a Saturday, it’s extremely busy. Be prepared to pay to visit.

Thank glmorgan
Reviewed 3 days ago

Heard about this chapel toward the end of my day in Santa Fe from one of the shopkeepers who started talking about the miracle stairs.... OK, back up the hill I went. $3 admission and I must say given when the stairs were built and...More

Thank HazelEyesFromTN
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Originally constructed without handrails, it has since been retrofitted. My preference would be to have kept it without. Very interesting church

Thank Vince M
Reviewed 3 days ago

It's spiritually moving! I experienced God here! And the staircase.... The Miraculous Staircase, which legend says was constructed or inspired by St. Joseph the Carpenter, was built sometime between 1877 and 1881. It took at least six months to build, and has two 360 degree...More

Thank MiltonSiegele
Reviewed 3 days ago

Don't miss seeing this historical chapel. It is conveniently located near the Plaza. Interesting story regarding the completion of the spiral staircase. Nice gift shop, reasonably priced merchandise.

Thank Esther B
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Be sure to take the time to read the fascinating story behind the spiral staircase before you go in to view it. It really makes you marvel over the staircase :)

Thank misty_bee_Wyo
Reviewed 5 days ago

One of several historic churches in Santa Fe. However, this one has a unique history with regards to the building of the staircase. If you haven't heard or read the story, be sure to visit and see the wonder in person.

Thank thebigsamoan
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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.