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The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi

131 Cathedral Pl, Santa Fe, NM 87501-2026
+1 505-982-5619
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This cathedral was built in 1886, and is known for its beautiful Romanesque architecture.
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131 Cathedral Pl, Santa Fe, NM 87501-2026
+1 505-982-5619
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Reviewed yesterday

Stunning interior and exterior architecture, beautiful statuary inside and out, traditional stained glass including a beautiful rosette and dove, and a formal baptismal font. An iconic destination in Santa Fe.

Thank Kendra K
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Lots of beautiful frescos and statues. Beautiful side chapel with a figure of La Conquistadora. Very nice and worth the visit.

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Reviewed yesterday

This beautiful basilica retains its sacred nature, even though it is definitely a "tourist attraction" as well. The grand church plays host to many music and cultural events throughout the year, and also has a wonderful gift shop for purchasing religious items or mementos.

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Reviewed 3 days ago

We're not Catholic, but we enjoy seeing these immense and reverent structures. Beautiful stained glass.

Thank Jeff T
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Visiting SFE, my first stop was to spend quality time in meditation . Immediately one can sense the centuries of stored spiritual energy resonating within its walls. The history of those over the centuries who prayed in the very same spot I was kneeling in....inspiring...More

Thank jrt4justice
Reviewed 3 days ago

This chapel is so stunning. A must stop in Santa Fe! I always make it a point to stop at the Cathedral Basilica of St Francis. It was always take my breath away!

Thank Ashley F
Reviewed 3 days ago

The combination of being in the cathedral on Ash Wednesday & Valentines Day made for a complementary experience at this historic cathedral. Beautiful art & building to be enjoyed even by non-Catholics.

Thank BaliloverNewYork
Reviewed 5 days ago

The Cathedral Basilica is located just off the plaza. Easy to find and a nice subject to take pictures of.

Thank Alec D
Reviewed 6 days ago

We enjoyed visiting this historical church. It has lovely stained glass, interesting architecture, and colorful decorative elements. Outside there is a modern garden representing the stations of the cross with life-sized sculptures.

Thank Rosemary W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A beautiful church; the stained glass is so pretty. A peaceful place with a great history. A must if visiting Santa Fe

Thank Melissa R
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Beverly S
December 11, 2016|
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Response from Patrick D | Reviewed this property |
Located in the east end of the nave is the sanctuary. Above the altar is the San Damiano Crucifix, a replica of the crucifix in Assisi, Italy. Tradition says that the Lord leaned down from the crucifix and said; "Francis, go... More
Anne G
July 27, 2016|
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Response from Char W | Reviewed this property |
Open for visitors all day to come and go, people also taking pictures. Some sections roped off but you can still see area.
July 26, 2015|
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Response from cmincalif | Reviewed this property |
I think I remember that they were in the back of the church in the garden.