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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 yesterday via mobile

Costs $3 per person and basically you look at the staircase. But the Chapel is pretty and the story is interesting. The stairwell is beautiful! We figured it was a donation to keep it all running.

Thank Deborah V
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Paid $3 to get in into a crowded room to see a stair case which looks much bigger in pictures to then be lead into a gift store. Go figure.

Thank Cici S
Reviewed 2 days ago

Really gives you a glimpse into a bit of religious history. Lovely place to get married. Great place to take visitors.

Thank PattiL2011
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Amazing. So beautiful. A touch of artistic history. If you want inside arrive well before 5pm. Must see in Santa Fe.

Thank stormyandkathy
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Fantastic place to visit! The story of the creation of the staircase is wonderful! The altar is beautiful as well and the courtyard has many cool vendors.

Thank biologygal
Reviewed 3 days ago

Great story of the nuns and the results of their novena. Gorgeous chapel with the amazing circular staircase. It is a quick stop but worth the visit.

Thank Diane M
Reviewed 4 days ago

This is a very old church and small, but amazing inside. They do charge $3.00 to for admission, but well worth it. You can sit and take it all in. So much to just look at and think about. Of course the staircase is present...More

Thank ChiTownTraveler2013
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

An inauspicious Gothic exterior with a marvellous spiral staircase. The inside is significantly more interesting than the outside. Very large gift shop . Church no longer in use but can be hired for weddings.

Thank Catherine M
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Awesome! A must see! Historical, religious & simply beautiful! A wonderful place to slow down and take a deep breath.

Thank Regina G
Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed visiting this church and its incredible staircase. The architecture and "mystery" of the staircase is amazing to behold. The interior of the church is also very beautiful.

Thank Marmoore66
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Do they allow the guests to climb the stairs to the choir loft? Or just pose of the stairs for photos? Do they allow the guests to take photos inside the chapel?
25 February 2017|
Response from WRon | Reviewed this property |
Yes you may take photos. No the spiral staircase cannot be climbed.
Is there a tour guide present to answer questions on site?
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.
What are the days/hours to view chapel?
19 August 2016|
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Response from Pete D | Reviewed this property |
All answers are accurate.