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Loretto Chapel

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Address: 207 Old Santa Fe Trail, Between Alameda and Water sts., Santa Fe, NM 87501
Phone Number: +1 505-982-0092
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This chapel contains a mysterious spiral staircase built without nails,...

This chapel contains a mysterious spiral staircase built without nails, dowels or any visible support.

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The circular unsupported stairway is incredible. Read the story about the man and the materials used to construct the 720 degree rotation stairway to the choir loft.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Austin, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The circular unsupported stairway is incredible. Read the story about the man and the materials used to construct the 720 degree rotation stairway to the choir loft.

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is so peaceful and beautiful. Make sure you read all of the information available inside. It gives a great history

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Okay, this is a small chapel, and there a modest entrance fee, but the history of the chapel and especially the staircase to the choir loft make it a must see. It won't take you long and it is very centrally located.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I took lots of photos and especially loved the baptismal font. The artwork and windows are amazing. A beautifully restored church. The sculpture outside is as equally beautiful.

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Greensboro, North Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Nice, quiet, WARM (and, with the cold outside) the warmth was appreciated. The attraction is the miraculous spiral staircase. There is a recorded voice to tell the story of the chapel and staircase.

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Lakeland, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Chapel is beautiful, the stairway is amazing. They have a very interesting gift shop, that is worth browsing through

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Hesperia, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Visited this chapel when I was in New Mexico and it was really very historical. A great cultural masterpiece.

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Westchester, NY
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Below is our photo of the inside of the chapel with its famous floating staircase; I'll leave it up to you whether you think it's worth an admission fee. It had pretty stained-glass windows and seemed well restored.

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A tourist trap that takes 5 minutes to see. Used for weddings etc but no good reason to visit unless you want a picture of the stairs that you can't get from a postcard. You can not climb stairs.

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Crowley, TX
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Have been to the Loretto Chapel several times and it is a pretty chapel and the staircase is very interesting. There's a gift shop to visit, as well. Would recommend seeing this when you are in Santa Fe.

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