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The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi: Tours & Tickets

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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 today

Nice grounds around the Cathedral (look for the labyrinth in the courtyard), and a well kept interior, but nothing special from a tourist standpoint.

Date of experience: October 2019
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Reviewed yesterday

The decorative painting design is all by hand and was beautiful! Worth the trip to see. The baptismal was amazing!

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank cookiechiv
Reviewed 2 days ago

I love all churches, so the basilica was another treat for me. But even if seeing a historic church is not on your list of favorites, it is worth seeing. The grounds surrounding the church are full of interesting statues and plaques. Inside the church,...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank ArtistNow
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The cathedral is nicely maintained. The relic of the so called True Cross was a humorous piotistic moment. The saving grace of the place was the wonderful labyrinth out front, and for believers the elegant baptistry.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank George A. J
Reviewed 5 days ago

Between the outdoor stations of the cross, the sculptures, the statue in front of the first Native American saint as well as the awesome splendor of the actual church, This is a necessary stop for anyone.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Robert D
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The Cathedral is really nice and worth a visit. The statue of Mary is the oldest know one in North America. Spending 60-90 minutes there is all it takes to see it all.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank DeacSteve
Reviewed 1 week ago

We attended mass here during the weekend of Festival. It was beautiful. We especially enjoyed the music which featured English and Spanish alternating languages. This area is so rich in history that we very much enjoyed the area. The Cathedral is beautiful.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank jodiskier
Reviewed 1 week ago

Absolutely gorgeous and intricately-designed cathedral that commands reverence and awe. Classical architecture in every nook and cranny. Truly worth the time to see!

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank G6911VGalexr
Reviewed 1 week ago

Sucha beautiful cathedral. The history, the stone work by Italians, the decor by the French, all just breathtaking. The docent's do a wonderful job of telling you the history both ancient and present. Unfrotunatley it has a tale of abuse and persecution of the natives...More

Date of experience: October 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Must see! The Fall foliage adds to the atmosphere! The bells, the fact that is an active church where you can goto mass is captivating. You can picture yourself there a hundred years ago! Just beautiful!

Date of experience: October 2019
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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.