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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
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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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Amazing staircase!!!

The visit to the chapel is a powerful experience. Sit in the pews and admire the staircase, stained glass mirrors and altar. They have a very informative audio playing that will... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Boise, Idaho
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Boise, Idaho
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6 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The visit to the chapel is a powerful experience. Sit in the pews and admire the staircase, stained glass mirrors and altar. They have a very informative audio playing that will give visitors good information on the history of the church and the world famous staircase.

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Alexandria, Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

On a one time visit this is worth checking out but would probably not revisit on a subsequent trip . Staircase fascinating but the whole facade loses something by no longer being a working church . Has therefore a bit of a Disneyesque feel which detracts from the whole experience.

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Bucharest, Romania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Loretto Chapel is famous for the amazing, holly staircase. It is recommended to listen to the explanations recorded and accompanied by religious music, delivered permanently. Try to identify each detail in the chapel, you will leave it enriched. The gift shop is also very well arranged and displays a large diversity, including Christmas decorations in the native American style. The... More 

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Robstown, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I was in awe of the Loretto Chapel and the Stairway. It is mind boggling how anyone could have constructed this stairway. Awesome.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Enjoyed visiting this chapel and hearing the stories of the staircase. The grounds was very beautiful, the gift shop and shops located inside were nice to browse and shop

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Guilford, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Seeing the spiral staircase to the choir loft and hearing the story on how it was built and seeing the historic building is well worth the small entry fee.

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Roswell
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is a must see in Santa Fe. You know you are in the presents of greatness. The story behind the staircase is amazing and be sure to check out the analysis of the wood that used in making the staircase.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Beautiful small chapel. The stairs and the story behind it are amazing, so is the craftsmen ship. The stained glass window is nice. It is very different to the big cathedral. Not sure it is worth the $3 entry, unless it's going to the maintenance and upkeep.

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The staircase is a marvel of engineering for its time and does have a wonderful religious story attached to it. All things being what they are this is definitely worth stopping in to see.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a very nice chapel to attend. The history and detail is a must see. We've never attended a Celtic Mass service until our visit and it was nice. Mass begins on Sunday's at 9am.

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