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The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi

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Address: 131 Cathedral Place, Santa Fe, NM 87504
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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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Lovely church

Quite near the plaza and a definite nice stop. The church is a reverent feeling place and well worth the time to visit. We did not attend any services but would recommend a visit... read more

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Plymouth, MN
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Nice downtown church with lots of history. Docent near door knowledgeable and personable. Interior in remarkable shape so maintenance has been purposeful. Larege pipe organ surprised me.

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Lynnfield, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Quite near the plaza and a definite nice stop. The church is a reverent feeling place and well worth the time to visit. We did not attend any services but would recommend a visit by all.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 182 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I attended the Saturday Vigil Mass recently while visiting Santa Fe. The church is historic and beautiful, both inside and out! It is well worth a visit to see this church whether you are a member of the Catholic faith or not. Very welcoming!

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Columbus, Ohio
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Hate to say it but we did not go inside. Absolutely loved the statue of the Indian lady outside in the front and the architecture. It's lovely at night! Just too much to see and do in this great city.

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Ignacio, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The Cathedral at Christmas is beautiful and is only topped by the Cathedral at Easter. Easter Sunday mass will take your breathe away and leave you inspired.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We love the Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis. We visit every time we're in Santa Fe. It is a great place to worship and pray. Everyone is welcome to take in over 400 years of history and observe the religious art brought to America by the followers of St. Francis.

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Boca Raton, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This historical Cathedral located in the downtown area of the city is a natural stop on any trip to Santa Fe. The uniqueness of this 1886-1889 built structure is as revelent today in it's importance to the Santa Fe community as in the past. St, Francis Cathedral is the founding Church of Santa Fe. The Statues of Saint Francis ,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

St. Francis Basilica is Santa Fe's foremost parish church which also happens to be the seat of the Archdiocese. Conceived by Bishop Lamy, NM's fist Bishop, from France, the church, hospital, men's snd women's schools were all built under his leadership in mid-1800's and is the heart of Santa Fe's predominant Catholic population. The Basilica was never completed, just look... More 

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Wichita Falls, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I was delighted to pop in here on a cold, wet, federal holiday when most of the museums and historic sites were closed. They have a nifty little gift shop that catered to Catholics but also had neat stuff for non-Catholics. The ladies working there were nice. I had my dog with me and one of the ladies held his... More 

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The fineries surrounding and inside this structure are immense and well worth the time and energy. The magnificence of this entire structure, speaks so very well of this ancient culture.

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