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The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi

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Address: 131 Cathedral Place, Santa Fe, NM 87504
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This cathedral was built in 1886, and is known for its beautiful Romanesque...

This cathedral was built in 1886, and is known for its beautiful Romanesque architecture.

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Lovely cathedral and basilica, one of only two in the USA. Nice artwork within as well. The carved entry doors are remarkable works of art in their own right.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Lovely cathedral and basilica, one of only two in the USA. Nice artwork within as well. The carved entry doors are remarkable works of art in their own right.

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Kerrville, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Built in the mid-19th Century, the Basilica is a beautiful combination of traditional, french style with the influences of the native culture.

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Boise, Idaho
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Not as large or as ornate as the Europian cathedrals but has a unique Southwestern aura. This wS definitely worth my time in Santa Fe

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This church has been a part of Santa Fe history for many years. There are several altars within and there is an interesting backdrop behind the main altar depicting a number of saints that have some special meaning to the local Native American and Hispanic cultures. There is a bilingual (Spanish/English) Mass on Sunday morning.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I visited Assisi one year ago, so I made the trip to New Mexico to visit this Basilica. It is a beautiful, free church to walk through. I didn't have any type of guided tour so I didn't learn as much as I did when I was in Italy but the building and the grounds were beautifully maintained. There is... More 

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The Woodlands, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A must see and open to the public. Beautiful stained windows. Just sit and admire its beauty. Only 1 block off the plaza.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A portion of the Basilica dates to the very early 1700's. Well maintained and still an active parish. Great art, and beautiful French design. No charge, but donations appreciated.

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Lubbock, TX
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a beautiful church. Full of history. Mass held daily and we would love to attend. Kind docents. It feels so very spiritual just walking inside.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I loved this church. The most impressive art work for me was the stations of the cross and the Holy water fountain. You walk in, and you feel like you walked back in time. check it out.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited here on our trip to Santa Fe. I had visited here 20 something years ago. The church is very beautiful and has a long history. Lots to see with the carvings and stained glass windows. Well worth visiting.

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