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San Miguel Chapel

401 Old Santa Fe Trl, Lower Old Santa Fe Trail, Santa Fe, NM 87501-2746
+1 505-983-3974
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Constructed in 1610 by the Tlaxcalan Indians of Mexico, who came to New Mexico as servants of the Spanish, this is the oldest church still in use in the country.
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  • Average6%
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“oldest house” (56 reviews)
“ring the bell” (34 reviews)
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401 Old Santa Fe Trl, Lower Old Santa Fe Trail, Santa Fe, NM 87501-2746
+1 505-983-3974
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Chapel was next to our hotel. Talking about stepping back in time. You need to see this place. It cost a dollar to go in. Most of the original wood and mud is still there.

Thank Rhett007
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were running out of time in Santa Fe and almost missed this fine site. So glad we did not skip it! The teen agers inner group were especially moved by it's resonance.

Thank elizapen
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The small chapel oozes history. Plus there is an old and historic church bell on the chapel floor that visitors are encouraged to ring. Located very near the Santa Fe Visitor Center.

Thank Bing M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

400 years old and very Southwestern. Painted by artists including Georgia O'Keeffe. Stop for a quick visit and photos.

Thank travelnut10101
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Located a block off the central plaza, this is worth a brief visit. An understanding of the role of the Spanish invaders into New Mexico with Franciscan Monks will put this Chapel in context.

Thank Ken V
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Its longevity and history is inspiring. The bell inside dates to something like the 1300's which of itself is pretty amazing!

Thank Kevin032452
Reviewed 10 November 2017

Very nice old church worth checking out. Interesting inside and outside. They only charge $1 to see inside. I would recommend checking out the old construction practices used to build the Church.

Thank Bobwis
Reviewed 10 November 2017

This chapel is in the heart of Santa Fe and the older area where you can see structures from the 1500. It is a very cool area.

Thank Samantha H
Reviewed 9 November 2017

This was one of the stops on our walking tour and without that we may not have stopped here. It is a very cool old church with many good photo ops in the altar area. Very glad we stopped.

Thank parksvisitor
Reviewed 8 November 2017

I felt a special sense of peace while in this most special of churches. Be sure to approach the altar to see down to the old foundation.

Thank sonoita07
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16 May 2016|
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Response from BearTraveler69 | Reviewed this property |
The church with the circular staircase is the Loretto Chapel.
Laura F
10 February 2016|
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Response from TGS123_13 | Reviewed this property |
I was told it is still a working church so I think you could check their website.
Fay C
14 October 2015|
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Response from loudini56 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry l'm not familiar with this book. We did speak with a number of people at the site that were very knowledgable about the history of the mission.