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Loretto Chapel

207 Old Santa Fe Trail, Between Alameda and Water sts., Santa Fe, NM 87501
+1 505-982-0092
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This chapel contains a mysterious spiral staircase built without nails, dowels or any visible support.
  • Excellent59%
  • Very good27%
  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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207 Old Santa Fe Trail, Between Alameda and Water sts., Santa Fe, NM 87501
+1 505-982-0092
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Reviewed yesterday

Just walking inside and looking at the stairway will give you the chills!!! To just imagine how one man installed this stairway is unbelievable!! For those who are spiritual, or not, this chapel should be on the list of places to go!!

Thank tamifrailey95
Reviewed yesterday

The chapel is quite and moving. Everybody there was quiet and respectful when we were there. The story of the staircase is fascinating. The chapel iteself is also beautiful.

Thank kimnkitties
Reviewed 3 days ago

Go in just to view the fabulous staircase. It is very impressive. The stained glass windows are beautiful, too.

Thank FerdMich
Reviewed 3 days ago

Loretto is a wonderful little Catholic cathedral style church a few blocks off the Plaza square. The gray exterior features are a touch Gothic. The rock garden, wind sculptures and rosary tree add atmosphere to the the structure. Inside, the tiny little church has high...More

Thank CraftBeers
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

It was hyped at the visitor center near the rail station so it was a way to kill a day in Santa Fe. Actually the spiraling staircase is pretty interesting becuz unlike others there is usually a center pole for support but not this one....More

Thank Hoben01
Reviewed 6 days ago

This is one of those inexplainable miracles that you find from time to time, a thing of great beauty whose origin has no foundation in reality. The chapel itself is charming and lovely, a very nice piece of Catholic design. The principal draw is the...More

Thank DonaldYokum
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Gorgeous chapel with a 10 minute audio tour. $3 admission and you can sit and take it in. We loved it.

Thank megan e
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very beautiful and spiritual chapel. The famous staircase inside is an architectural marvel with an interesting history and people come from all over the world to see it and study it. A pleasant stop that does not take very much time to enjoy.

Thank jayhawkbrian
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Thisvis a beautiful church open to tourists. Among the beautiful things in the church is a spiral stairway. The stairway appears ti be a miracle. It has no center support as most spiral staircases require to maintain its integrity. There is no support and to...More

Thank David Swearengi... S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A shame this beautiful gothic cathedral charges money to go in - just so we can be in a crowded chapel with a distracting audio tape about the history of the building reverberating in the live acoustics of the room while the “miracle” stairs are...More

Thank Rachel L
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9 September 2017|
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Response from ShellyGillum | Reviewed this property |
I don't think so, but you would have to maybe check. As it is on/near the Plaza, even parking a car is hard at times. Maybe contact the Inn at Loretto hotel. I bet they would know.
26 February 2017|
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Response from WRon | Reviewed this property |
Yes you may take photos. No the spiral staircase cannot be climbed.
24 February 2017|
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Response from Ben D | Reviewed this property |
I think every movie has fiction and fact. The fun part of seeing the staircase at Laretto Chapel is that no one is quite sure of all the facts and never will be.