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The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi

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Address: 131 Cathedral Place, Santa Fe, NM 87504
Phone Number: +1 505-982-5619
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This cathedral was built in 1886, and is known for its beautiful Romanesque...

This cathedral was built in 1886, and is known for its beautiful Romanesque architecture.

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Be sure and read all info inside and view all photos etc. It gives a good history. Look at the displays, there are so many some could be missed

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Be sure and read all info inside and view all photos etc. It gives a good history. Look at the displays, there are so many some could be missed

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Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Love this beautiful cathedral dedicated to St. Francis of Assisi. From the huge labyrinth out front to the hidden prayer garden with life-size bronze stations of the cross, to the lovely gift and bookshop, to the ancient chapel...it all touches my soul. The baptismal font is amazing along with the stations of the cross paintings along the walls. This is... More 

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Livermore, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is an operational faith community, not a museum. The stations of the Cross are definitely New Mexican and worthy of photos. There is an adult baptismal mini-pool dead center of the congregation worthy of a photo. The stained glass windows on a sunny day are awesome.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We have seen many cathedrals and churches. This is very centrally located and an easy visit at no cost. Great stained glass windows.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We were dropped off by friends to investigate the city. The Basilica was really Our stating Point and a beautiful church itbus with a rich history. The opportunity to sit and listen whilst aware of the passing visitors, presented a unique opportunity to witness the wonderful sounds which amplify through this cathedral, which occupies a central area of this rich... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Always impressed by history and this building stands out. Immaculate stained glass windows inside, didn't stay long as someone was having a send off to meet their maker. Bit of a cheesy gift shop, but I guess they need the money selling that stuff. Now for the funny angle: We know their God is everywhere right? Outside there is a... More 

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Westchester, NY
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We first saw the Basilica at night all lit up and I was curious about the inside. Glad we stopped in the next day to see it: it's colorful and light-filled and a fitting center-city jewel for Santa Fe. Would love to see it decorated for Christmas or Easter.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Suppose it is because we have seen so many cathedrals in Europe and the UK that we were not impressed. Pop in for a walk around if you have nothing much else to do.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Went to mass twice while in town and was surprised how well attended each service was. It felt like an active spiritual place to be. The church was well maintained and services are available in Spanish and English.

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Napa Valley, CA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The cathedral, with its stained glass and New Mexican art is impressive, but don't miss the little chapel off to the left at the front -- the only remaining part of the original church and over three centuries old. The statue of the Virgin Mary is the oldest in the U.S., made of olive wood and brought from Spain in... More 

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