Happened to stumble upon this little gem by accident. Rich and wonderful history of New Mexico! Would definitely return and recommend for all the history buffs out there.
About San Miguel Chapel
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This was an interesting place to visit as it is very historic. There was a great guide inside and told us so much information about the history and even let us ring the famous bell. There is no fee and even a few parking places...More
I think this is a must see in Santa Fe - it provides some context to the age of the city. The chapel is just lovely.
No parking. We walked. I think it's a buck or two donation to get in through the gift shop. It's a positive pleasure to visit an attraction that is not a multimedia madhouse. This is still active church, with Masses at (I think) 2 and...More
I was told of this place just a few days prior to our trip. I learned so much from our time there. Our forefathers were strong and resilient.
AKA the oldest church in the USA, certainly should be on the list of things to see in Santa Fe. It is an original in an original city and state.
Built in 1610, San Miguel is the oldest church in Santa Fe. Retaining its original altar art, it has been repaired several times throughout history but still bears a resemblance to its original appearance. It is operated as a private attraction, having long ago been...More
Fantastic bit of history and a must see if you are in Santa Fe -- it puts into perspective that the history of the US dosen't begin on the East Coast.
I went to a (free!) classical chamber music concert here presented by some local musicians. It was in the late summer and in the evening, so not too hot outside, but it was still warm and a little stuffy inside (wear short sleeves!). It is...More