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Loretto Chapel

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

Worth a short visit to see the chapel with its magical stairs. The history of the chapel is well documented and displayed.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a must see! A fascinating, mysterious true story that will strengthen your faith. Many facts, but the one that made me believe it was truly St. Joseph himself.. the wood wasn't indigenous to the region of Santa Fe, but from the Middle East...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Elana C
Reviewed 1 week ago

The miraculous staircase was beautiful and mind-boggling. The chapel has beautiful stained glass windows and the marble dust Stations of the Cross are very pretty too. Can easily spend 30-45 minutes here. Five dollar admission and $4 for seniors.

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank bobe2
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Oh my! Where do I start? When I visit a temple, church, or any place of religious meaning, I expect serenity and quiet, disrupted perhaps by some whispers and sound of people walking. Loretta Chapel is NOT that. You’ve got loudspeakers blasting the story, people...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Gosiael
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Loretto Chapel is a beautiful and spiritual place. The Architecture alone is worth the visit.The chapel contains a spiral wood staircase built without nails or support which is fascinating to see. The actual Chapel is small and the staff is so knowledgeable and take...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Well worth the few dollars you pay to enter. The staircase is a beautiful work of art as is all of the details of this church.

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The great selling point of this tiny chapel is a wooden stairway that is a supposed marvel of engineering. It is also hyped as a story of unusual religious devotion and divine intervention that allowed the staircase to be built. The stairs themselves? Unremarkable, especially...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This small church is an architectural jewel box. While I didn't visit on my most recent trip to Santa Fe, I don't believe I have reviewed it from past trips. The chapel is attached to the Inn at Loretto and Is a wonderful example of...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Parisfan072
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful Staircase. Great story about it. This is a must see in Santa Fe. My goal was the staircase but the rest of the chapel was great as well.

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank 530stanw
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited Loretta Chapel on an extremely cold day and enjoyed the stairway and presentation very much.

Date of experience: January 2019
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9 August 2018|
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Response from Sheila C | Reviewed this property |
It was $4
8 September 2017|
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Response from Melody S | Reviewed this property |
Parking downtown is very difficult. I agree with the other answers it would be best to park further out of the downtown area.
25 February 2017|
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Response from WRon | Reviewed this property |
Yes you may take photos. No the spiral staircase cannot be climbed.