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The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi

131 Cathedral Pl, Santa Fe, NM 87501-2026
+1 505-982-5619
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This cathedral was built in 1886, and is known for its beautiful Romanesque architecture.
  • Excellent64%
  • Very good28%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“stained glass” (139 reviews)
“baptismal font” (46 reviews)
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131 Cathedral Pl, Santa Fe, NM 87501-2026
Downtown
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

After seeing a lot of the surrounding area, this is a great cathedral of art and worship. Nicely detailed and nice staff.

Thank MatthewBlase
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I must say this is one of the most beautiful churches I have ever been in. A must see for everyone! So much history and a magnificent interior design.

Thank Sbuzz1965
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This was a church building to see if visiting Santa Fe. It was absolutely beautiful. The stained glass windows were stunning with the light coming through. Was so glad we stopped. A must see!!

Thank AngAcuff
Reviewed 2 days ago

We spend 3 days visiting Santa Fe and visited this magnificent church. There paintings on display in the Cathedral park. The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi was inspiring and I had a very spiritual reaction to it. The experience was overwhelming. I would...More

Thank vendetta61
Reviewed 3 days ago

Open free to the public from 8-5:00. Not extravagant, but very nice with some excellent stained glass. Built 1869-1886 it sits on ground that dates back to a church built on the site in 1626. Easy two-block walk from the Satan Fe tourist district, and...More

Thank IN_Travelers47906
Reviewed 3 days ago

This church has the most unusual baptismal font that I've ever seen: it's more like a baptismal wading pool in the center of the church. There is also an amazing display of reliquaries (e.g., three one centimeter pieces of Mother Theresa's hair).

Thank Daj_O2014
Reviewed 4 days ago

The stair case alone is amazing, even if you don't think you'd want to visit a church. It's a really neat place to visit.

Thank loriw812
Reviewed 5 days ago

Wonderful history, there was a very nice gentleman that walked us through the history of the entire building from when the gorgeous stained glass windows were put in to where the relics, which happen to be on display, came from.

Thank Crazy M
Reviewed 6 days ago

We visited this church on a Sunday and enjoyed the service. There's a plaque at the back that commemorates Igor Stravinsky performing there several times! The church has a lot of history and is worth a look.

1  Thank mersenne5
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We parked at the municipal garage on San Francisco and headed toward the square. We decide to first walk that side of the street all the way down to the church. Highly recommended if you like churches and their history.

Thank Blairz
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Beverly S
11 December 2016|
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Response from Patrick D | Reviewed this property |
Located in the east end of the nave is the sanctuary. Above the altar is the San Damiano Crucifix, a replica of the crucifix in Assisi, Italy. Tradition says that the Lord leaned down from the crucifix and said; "Francis, go... More
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Anne G
27 July 2016|
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Response from Char W | Reviewed this property |
Open for visitors all day to come and go, people also taking pictures. Some sections roped off but you can still see area.
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joephyl
26 July 2015|
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Response from cmincalif | Reviewed this property |
I think I remember that they were in the back of the church in the garden.
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