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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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“spiral staircase” (519 reviews)
“choir loft” (130 reviews)
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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"
in 519 reviews
"amazing staircase"
in 138 reviews
"choir loft"
in 130 reviews
"stair case"
in 73 reviews
"famous staircase"
in 67 reviews
"mysterious carpenter"
in 41 reviews
"gift shop"
in 314 reviews
"the main attraction"
in 45 reviews
"small fee"
in 47 reviews
"entrance fee"
in 93 reviews
"stained glass windows"
in 45 reviews
"awe inspiring"
in 49 reviews
"interesting history"
in 54 reviews
"old church"
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"worth a stop"
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"visiting santa fe"
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"new mexico"
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Reviewed yesterday

This is a must-see if you're in The Plaza in Santa Fe. This small church's beauty is something to behold, yes, but you HAVE to see the staircase...not only for it's miraculous feat, but it's beauty, as well!

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Reviewed yesterday

There is a fee to come see this chapel plus learn about the mysterious carpenter & staircase. Worth a stop along with the Cathedral & San Miguel..

Thank milehidi
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I didn’t expect much but this is really worth skipping! The souvenir shop is bigger than the chapel! And the staircase... come on...! It’s just 4 $ if you can’t help yourself but I find it disappointing!

Thank C K
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We had taken a tram tour, and was told that the building was left incomplete due to lack of funds. They appealed to the Jewish community for some money and still ran out. The guide said that there was a symbol left by the Jewish...More

Thank Sharon L
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Watched the "Staircase", an old 1998 movie.. Wondered... just Hollywood madeup stuff or...real?? Hollywood is Hollywood, go figure... But, the Chapel and Staircase are real. The facts about it doesn't quite match the Hollywood version, like who would ever think that? ;) Admission was $4...More

Thank vkingta
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This place is a must see place. The church is beautiful. The staircase and the story of its construction is so mysterious. There is no structure under the stairs that hold them up.

Thank tccars
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Reviewed 5 days ago

A busy place. We wanted to hear the commentary about the staircase rather than just see it, so we scooted in to sit near one of the speakers. That worked.

Thank summersailor1
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Former Roman Catholic church, built by Antoine Mouly, the same French architect as Saint Francis Cathedral Basilica, it follow the gothic patterns of La Sainte Chapelle in Paris. The helix shaped "Miraculous Staircase" has two complete 360 degree turns with no center pole for structural...More

Thank thePERSONALtraveler
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Very beautiful Chapel with an amazing staircase. How very sad to learn that this historic Chapel is private owned and is no longer owned by the Church. The owners charge a $4 admission fee to visit the historic Chapel with it's famous staircase.

Thank 0827PJS
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

While in Santa Fe, stopped by Loretto Chapel and was awestruck by the beautiful chapel and mesmerizing staircase. Worth the time to stop in for a visit

Thank Paul V
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cland48
8 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
25 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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