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The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi: Tours & Tickets

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This cathedral was built in 1886, and is known for its beautiful Romanesque architecture.
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131 Cathedral Pl, Santa Fe, NM 87501-2026
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Beautiful church with amazing glass windows and spectacular wood furnishings . A definitely a must see when visiting Sante Fe.

Date of experience: October 2019
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Beautiful grounds area and inside of church. Literature is available to self guide you through the church. The are many things to see within the church. Rose stained glass, the baptismal font, the architecture of the church. There’s also a statue dating from 1600’s are...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

A beautiful well preserved cathedral in downtown Santa Fe. No charge to visit the cathedral. There are two docents available to answer questions and offer information. The cathedral was built by Archbishop Jean Baptiste Lamy between 1869 and 1886 on the site of an older...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank JamieJW
Reviewed 3 days ago

Nice grounds around the Cathedral (look for the labyrinth in the courtyard), and a well kept interior, but nothing special from a tourist standpoint.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank 337grantc
Reviewed 4 days ago

The decorative painting design is all by hand and was beautiful! Worth the trip to see. The baptismal was amazing!

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank cookiechiv
Reviewed 5 days ago

I love all churches, so the basilica was another treat for me. But even if seeing a historic church is not on your list of favorites, it is worth seeing. The grounds surrounding the church are full of interesting statues and plaques. Inside the church,...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The cathedral is nicely maintained. The relic of the so called True Cross was a humorous piotistic moment. The saving grace of the place was the wonderful labyrinth out front, and for believers the elegant baptistry.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank George A. J
Reviewed 1 week ago

Between the outdoor stations of the cross, the sculptures, the statue in front of the first Native American saint as well as the awesome splendor of the actual church, This is a necessary stop for anyone.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Robert D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Cathedral is really nice and worth a visit. The statue of Mary is the oldest know one in North America. Spending 60-90 minutes there is all it takes to see it all.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank DeacSteve
Reviewed 1 week ago

We attended mass here during the weekend of Festival. It was beautiful. We especially enjoyed the music which featured English and Spanish alternating languages. This area is so rich in history that we very much enjoyed the area. The Cathedral is beautiful.

Date of experience: September 2019
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14 October 2018|
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Response from 892olivian | Reviewed this property |
Generally, we get our first snow by Halloween. It snowed yesterday which is pretty early for Northern NM.
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Response from William L | Reviewed this property |
From Wikipedia- Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi (Santa Fe) History Founded 1714 (parish) Dedication St. Francis of Assisi Dedicated 1887 Architecture Status Cathedral/Parish Functional... More
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Response from Char W | Reviewed this property |
Open for visitors all day to come and go, people also taking pictures. Some sections roped off but you can still see area.