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The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi

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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
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Reviewed 3 days ago

A female figurine outside the church adorns the premises which is unique. The artworks and the multi panelled door with archways was closed from the front but I just walked in through a side door by chance and the effect was good. The architecture and...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This is a lovely old church with gorgeous stained glass windows. A beautiful statue of the first female native american to be ordained a Saint outdoors near the entrance. So much to see!! Enjoy

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Don't miss this Cathedral. It is off the Plaza in Santa Fe and unlike anywhere else. It is an oasis in the summer and winter. It is part of the community in the center of the "city different".

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Susan D
Reviewed 4 days ago

Be sure to take the suggested self-guided tour of the Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi. It is a beautiful place full of amazing history.

Date of experience: February 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are Catholic, try to attend Mass here. It''s always a beautiful service. The Cathedral is a historic and holy place.

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

Beautiful and full of amazing details! Free to enter, donations accepted. I was awe struck by the size and grandeur of this church!

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

attended mass on christmas day welcome to tourists by parishioners even on a very busy day. beautiful inside and outside it felt good to be inside on a very cold day listening to hyms /prayers

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

We visited St Francis Cathedral after lunch at La Plazuela nearby. Very helpful and friendly guides were on hand to direct us to the chapel, the preserved and third oldest of the six original adobe churches which stood on the site (the main cathedral wing...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank sbenemer
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This cathedral has a long and interesting history which I won't go into at this time, but visitors should be sure to research that history. The facility is not overwhelmingly impressive like many European cathedrals, but it is very impressive for New Mexico, particularly when...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank David J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a beautiful building and worth a visit. Entrance is free, and there is always a crowd. Highly recommend a short visit.

Date of experience: December 2018
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14 October 2018|
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Response from 892olivian | Reviewed this property |
Generally, we get our first snow by Halloween. It snowed yesterday which is pretty early for Northern NM.
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Response from William L | Reviewed this property |
From Wikipedia- Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi (Santa Fe) History Founded 1714 (parish) Dedication St. Francis of Assisi Dedicated 1887 Architecture Status Cathedral/Parish Functional... More
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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.