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San Miguel Chapel

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Address: 401 Old Santa Fe Trail, Lower Old Santa Fe Trail, Santa Fe, NM
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Constructed in 1610 by the Tlaxcalan Indians of Mexico, who came to New...

Constructed in 1610 by the Tlaxcalan Indians of Mexico, who came to New Mexico as servants of the Spanish, this is the oldest church still in use in the country.

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A must for a visit in Santa Fe

This wonderful church, the oldest in the US is very warm and welcoming. The entrance fee is very low while you can find inside a free leaflet with the whole history of the church... read more

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Bucharest, Romania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This wonderful church, the oldest in the US is very warm and welcoming. The entrance fee is very low while you can find inside a free leaflet with the whole history of the church explained in detail. Opposite of the church there is the oldest adobe house in Santa Fe.

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Durango, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This Chapel has signs that explain, not only the history of the chapel and the bell, but also other historical aspects of the area. Well worth a visit.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

It only costs $1 to visit the oldest church in the US! And you get to ring the bell, cast in 13-something.

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Monterey, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the oldest existing church in the U.S., built between 1610 and 1626. It is quite charming and interesting, across the alley from the oldest building in Santa Fe, which rests on a pueblo foundation dating to the 1200s.. The mission was rebuilt in 1710 after the Pueblo Revolt. The original church bell sits inside, inscribed with a date... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This mission is incredible and the staff is wonderful! I could spend hours just sitting in awe...there is so much history here.

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Kerrville, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Built in the 17th Century, prior to the Pueblo Revolt of 1680, this small gem is a beautiful example of a Spanish Missionary Church.

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Rock Island, Illinois, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You can visit the chapel and the gift shop inside for free but it is a $2 fee to enter. I thought it was worth it to see the interior. There was a priest inside to answer questions. I didn't speak with him - he was in discussion with another visitor - and instead walked around and read the information... More 

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San Jose, California
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Not recommend, especially because they charge you there too. Although, I didm't check the history on this one, but not worth the fee in my opinion.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

San Miguel Mission, also known as San Miguel Chapel, is a Spanish colonial mission church built between approximately 1610 and 1626. It is the oldest known church in the USA. The admission to the church is free.

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Whitefish Bay, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a mission church built around 1610. This a key site if you want to experience the history and flavor of Santa Fe. The claim is that its the oldest Church in the United States. I believe it.Its very easy to get to, only a short walk off the Plaza and only a $1.00 entrance fee. Its the best... More 

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