Loretto Chapel

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The Loretto Chapel in Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA, is a former Roman Catholic church that is now used as a museum and a wedding chapel. It is known for its unusual helix-shaped spiral …
The Loretto Chapel in Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA, is a former Roman Catholic church that is now used as a museum and a wedding chapel. It is known for its unusual helix-shaped spiral staircase.

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Apr 6, 2024
The chapel is one of the city highpoints. It is very popular and easy to find. It takes only a few minutes, but there are some great stories. Full review by 1234texas
Apr 6, 2024
While the Chappell and staircase are nice to see the visit doesn’t take more than a few minutes and costs $5 a person so for a family of 4 you’re at $20 for maybe 5 min of a visit. Full review by 558nicolah
Mar 4, 2024
Miniature French Cathedral in Santa Fe. The story of how the steps were made is miraculous. It is a bit of an odd duck architecturally surrounded by adobe structures. Definitely worth seeing. Full review by TravelingAnnK

Facts

Architectural style:Gothic Revival
Architect:Projectus Mouly
Opened:1872, 1878

Questions & answers

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What is the average length of time you are there? 10 minutes, 30 minutes, an hour?
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10 minutes is enough to look.
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How much was the admission to Loretta chapel staircase?
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$5 which is way too expensive
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Is there parking for motor homes near the chapel?
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Hi, we were in an 28 foot RV and we did find a lot just a short walk behind the Chapel to park. It was expensive for an RV (only $5.00 for cars) but $25.00 for the RV. We paid it …
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Hi, we were in an 28 foot RV and we did find a lot just a short walk behind the Chapel to park. It was expensive for an RV (only $5.00 for cars) but $25.00 for the RV. We paid it though and then walked the short distance to the chapel and other places along the way. We were there just after Thanksgiving and the chapel was decorated for Christmas then. The roads were narrow, but it was fine. Ours is kind of tall too.
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Do they allow the guests to climb the stairs to the choir loft? Or just pose of the stairs for photos? Do they allow the …
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Do they allow the guests to climb the stairs to the choir loft? Or just pose of the stairs for photos? Do they allow the guests to take photos inside the chapel?
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You are NOT making a donation by giving your $5. This "church" is privately owned by a NM family.
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Is there a tour guide present to answer questions on site?
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I think every movie has fiction and fact. The fun part of seeing the staircase at Laretto Chapel is that no one is quite sure of all the facts and never will be.
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May we take photos inside the Chapel?
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Yes! We do allow photography of the inside and outside of the chapel for personal use only. However, we do ask that you remain considerate of other visitors...
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