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The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi

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Address: 131 Cathedral Pl, Santa Fe, NM 87504
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06:00 - 18:00
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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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Interesting architecture and beautiful interior, very well worth a visit, you could probably spend 20-30 minutes here.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Interesting architecture and beautiful interior, very well worth a visit, you could probably spend 20-30 minutes here.

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Chesterfield, Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We always enjoy seeing inside cathedrals and churches. This one was particularly interesting with parts of the original chapel. The church dates from 1626. Later in the week, we also attended a free concert here. The main part of the church was packed so we had to sit on the side but the acoustics were fine.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This Cathedral has so much to admire. The beauty surrounds you every where you look. Sit in a pue and a sense of peace and calm will wash over you.

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El Paso, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 186 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Every time we visit Santa Fe we make it a point to stop in the Cathedral of St. Francis of Assisi. This is not the oldest church in Santa Fe, but it is quite ornate and beautiful considering the age ~ this building is over 130 years old. I love walking up East San Francisco Street towards the cathedral. We... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Beautiful Cathedral in the center of Santa Fe. Great architecture from the outside and the inside. Enjoy the choir practicing for a what a seem like a Christmas play. Beautiful inside as well.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

pretty church and worth a visit. it is open at various times of the day and you can take a look around inside.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Beautiful cathedral with awe inspiring artwork throughout. St Francis was challenged to rebuild the Church in Asissi and what a magnificent cathedral in Santa Fe to honor his name. The sculpted crucifix demands you to pause and reflect on Jesus sacrifice.

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Pocono Mountains Region, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I always find that this cathedral has a special spiritual quality. I think it's because the people who built this place and worshipped here succeeded in melding a lot of different beliefs within these walls -- even if they didn't always merge happily in outside world.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Absolutely beautiful. Wish I had been there on time to worship during a mass or service. Historic and interesting even for the non-faithful.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This historic building is stunning and is worth taking some time to look at the details both inside and outside.

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