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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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“choir loft” (125 reviews)
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207 Old Santa Fe Trail, Between Alameda and Water sts., Santa Fe, NM 87501
207 Old Santa Fe Trail, Between Alameda and Water sts., Santa Fe, NM 87501
+1 505-982-0092
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We couldn’t miss the one of a kind staircase to admire the amazing craftsmanship. The chapel, though decommissioned, is still a lovely meditative space. Then one leaves by a corridor of modest gift shops also attached to a hotel.

Thank Karen S
Reviewed 3 days ago

Beautiful interior with outstanding craftsmanship. As a photographer it was paradise, I can see why there are many weddings on the stairs. If in Sante Fe, don't miss this chapel.

Thank earladybon
Reviewed 3 days ago

This is one of the attractions we always bring visitors. There is something very special about this place. Even if you are not religious you 'feel' something as soon as you enter the chapel. A choir loft high above the floor of the Chapel was...More

Thank linda w
Reviewed 3 days ago

What a wonderful experience to have a morning mass on vacation. It was a small sanctuary. Love to see all the locals and travelers worshipping together. Made it feel like home!

Thank Jana D
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The staircase is by far the draw of this chapel. It's worth the 3$ to see it in person! It's quite beautiful and hearing the chapel's history over the speakers that are playing is very interesting.

Thank tumbleweed_travels
Reviewed 5 days ago

They charge 3 dollars to enter. It is pretty and they have a story about the miraculous stairs... Nice if you are into visiting churches

Thank LorenaRamos
Reviewed 6 days ago

We had been told to visit this chapel to see the staircase to the choir loft, and it was a marvel of engineering. With no center support - and a tight space to work within - a mystery carpenter constructed this for the nuns. Was...More

Thank beachbumbabs
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

It’s definitely a must see in Santa Fe. Even with the few supports put in place after the fact, it boggles the mind how this could be created. Well worth the nominal entrance fee.

Thank nadia562002
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a short, quick and fascinating sight to see. The chapel is pretty and the story behind the staircase is interesting.

Thank shelleybrandt71
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Loretto Chapel is a privately owned as a tourist and wedding spot. Adults and Children must pay $3 each to see the staircase which is roped off. The kids were not too impressed as they simply saw it as 'another church'. The staircase is...More

Thank SHTexas
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9 September 2017|
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Response from Sofo32 | Reviewed this property |
No and parking is very difficult during the holidays. Not sure about the off season but the city blocks are a tight squeeze. Since it’s a small town you may be able to walk in.
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.