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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

One of the most beautiful chapels I have seen. Even though it is deconsecrated now it is still worth a visit as a museum. You can tell that it must have been beautiful to attend a mass here in the past. The $3 per person...More

Thank tony c
Reviewed 2 days ago

In the mid-1800s, the Loretto Academy, a girls school, was founded and work on a chapel began about twenty years later. The architect, killed during the building, did not add plans for build stairs to the choir loft, so the sisters began praying a novena....More

Thank patty49er
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The evening prior while taking an Uber to our dinner reservations, the driver highly suggested we visit the chapel. The following morning as we had decided to visit, we also stumbled upon the restaurant at the back of the chapel which worked out perfectly for...More

Thank Carriondeloscondes
Reviewed 3 days ago

Took us a min to find. Beautiful church and staircase is amazing. Great gift shop, admission is 3.00. On our way there our son is disabled and walks slow and this woman started yelling.. this was not a friendly day downtown.. but chapel was worth...More

Thank Stephanie W
Reviewed 4 days ago

The unsupported staircase is an architectural marvel. Beautiful Chapel that you shouldn't miss while in Santa Fe.

Thank BunnyV1969
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I have said it many times before. How and why? My better half had a sister with lung and brain cancer. She lit a candle and we prayed for quite awhile. That was 7 years ago She today is alive and well. I can only...More

Thank Lloyd M
Reviewed 5 days ago

A Santa Fe treasure, just steps from the Historic Plaza. Only $3 entry fee. Amazing free standing spiral staircase is a carpentry marvel. Great story behind it. Great photo opportunity. Nice giftshop too.

Thank Karen W
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I always stop at old churches or cathedrals when I travel and Loretto Chapel was worth the stop. It's $3 per person and basically you are looking at a winding staircase in the small chapel but the history is wonderful and that's why we went....More

Thank nevadavic
Reviewed 6 days ago

It is amazing to see this free-standing spiral staircase in this small chapel. The story behind its construction is interesting.

Thank Laurie D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Costs $3 per person and basically you look at the staircase. But the Chapel is pretty and the story is interesting. The stairwell is beautiful! We figured it was a donation to keep it all running.

Thank Deborah V
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Do they allow the guests to climb the stairs to the choir loft? Or just pose of the stairs for photos? Do they allow the guests to take photos inside the chapel?
26 February 2017|
Response from WRon | Reviewed this property |
Yes you may take photos. No the spiral staircase cannot be climbed.
Is there a tour guide present to answer questions on site?
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.
What are the days/hours to view chapel?
19 August 2016|
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Response from Pete D | Reviewed this property |
All answers are accurate.