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San Miguel Chapel

401 Old Santa Fe Trl, Lower Old Santa Fe Trail, Santa Fe, NM 87501-2746
+1 505-983-3974
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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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401 Old Santa Fe Trl, Lower Old Santa Fe Trail, Santa Fe, NM 87501-2746
+1 505-983-3974
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

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.

Thank Effie431
Reviewed 6 days ago

Quaint church costs $1.00 to visit. Very well done, lots of history, detailed displays and information.

Thank LMP10
Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank RaleighNCtravel
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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.

Thank Beth_sage
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Thank FinickyTraveller67
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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.

Thank catsfan61
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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.

Thank nativenm55
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Thank Dan P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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.

Thank CSfromFC
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

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16 May 2016|
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Response from BearTraveler69 | Reviewed this property |
The church with the circular staircase is the Loretto Chapel.
Laura F
10 February 2016|
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Response from TGS123_13 | Reviewed this property |
I was told it is still a working church so I think you could check their website.
Fay C
14 October 2015|
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Response from loudini56 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry l'm not familiar with this book. We did speak with a number of people at the site that were very knowledgable about the history of the mission.