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Chapel of the Holy Cross
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Owner description: This chapel, located among dramatic rock formations, offers spectacular views, especially at sunset.
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
“Very Glad We Went”
Reviewed 26 November 2013

This was one of the places I really wanted to visit during our stay in Sedona. So, this was the first place we ventured, and it was a great start to the day. We went around 10 am or so, and it really wasn't that hard to find. We counted roundabouts and the signage was sufficient to keep us on the right path. When we got there, not knowing about the parking situation, we took the first available parking spot we could find. It was at the base of the hill, so we actually had a walk up the hill. As we found out, there is a larger, paved parking lot if you keep driving up the hill, and that would have been much easier. If you have folks in your party who have difficulty walking, definitely park in the larger lot, and I think they even had nice folks with golf carts who could shuttle folks who need a lift up to the actual chapel. It's by no means difficult to access this site, but, just wanted to share that there can be some walking involved. As you walk up to the chapel, there are numerous photo opps of the rock formations in the background. And, once you get up to the top, there are also really pretty views to be enjoyed and photographed. It's also neat to spot the super fancy house at the bottom of the hill. We went into the chapel and sat for awhile. The glass windows behind the altar are lovely. Be sure to also check out the very well-stocked gift shop downstairs. Access to the gift shop is from the inside of the church. I very much recommend a visit to the Chapel of the Holy Cross. It's a beautiful place, carved into the butte, and brought out the spirituality inspired by the beauty of the terrain.

Visited October 2013
Thank aloha056
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Sedona, Arizona, United States
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25 reviews
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“Chapel of the Holy Cross - Divine Mother”
Reviewed 25 November 2013

I live a few blocks from the Chapel. Great views of Chapel,Cathedral Rock, Bell Rock & Courthouse Rock power vortexes. For those sensitive and intuitive the Divine Mother energy permeates this area.

Visited November 2013
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Village of Oak Creek
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“You must experience this!”
Reviewed 25 November 2013

Everyone who comes to Sedona should go to the Chapel. The views from the chapel and area are outstanding! There are no services provided in the chapel but the feeling of being inside is very serene, peaceful and relaxing. Sometimes it is crowded and this may detract from the beauty a bit, but relax and take your time.

Visited October 2013
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Scottsdale, Arizona
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237 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
“Great views, tiny chapel, busy gift shop”
Reviewed 24 November 2013

The most spectacular part of this attraction is the setting in which the chapel has been placed. However, don't mistake it for a place of contemplation and prayer - unless you don't mind throngs of tourists snapping pics and speaking in conversational tones in the small chapel area, followed by clomping footsteps going down and coming up from the basement gift shop.
Parking can be problematic, requiring a real hike up the hill to get to the base of the chapel, followed be another hilly walk up a long, curving ramp to the chapel entrance. The views are worth the hike. (Keep in mind - no public restrooms, although there is a busy Porto-potty at the base of the parking lot.).

Visited November 2013
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Anaheim, California
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“Beautiful Chapel, but not an active Church”
Reviewed 24 November 2013

Stunning views from the chapel - a must visit in Sedona. However, it is not an active church, so no masses are said there. The gift shop below the chapel is first rate though.

Visited October 2013
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