The oldest church in the USA. A stark beautiful building on the outside. Spanish carved beams. The oldest sweet bell in the USA . Still holding regular services. Calm and cool on a hot day.
About San Miguel Chapel
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We thoroughly enjoyed visiting the San Miguel Chapel that was built in the 1600's. They have a very ancient bell on display; you can use a gong to make it chime, and the acoustics are wonderful, as is the beautiful art in the church. Definitely...More
San Miguel Chapel was built between 1610 and 1628 and lays claim to being the oldest church in the United States, although it has been partially destroyed, rebuilt and added to over the years. It was originally built by Spanish Franciscan friars to serve the...More
It was a great experience to walk into a premises with so much history. The Chapel itself is reasonably small but was worth the visit.. It's free.
Built in the 1600s - destroyed and rebuilt - and still providing church services. These adobe buildings are cool, dark and have a lot for us to see when we slow down and take the history in. There was a man in the church who...More
A preserved piece of history built in 1610. a historian was present to tell visitors about the history. Inside was a bell that is 400 years old. Not overall crowded so it is very peaceful inside
San Miguel Chapel still has masses in Latin and the woman still wear a veil. This is a very old chapel, once used for mass by the boys who attended school in the adjacent building.
We had the opportunity to attend Mass at the Chapel and it was beautiful. The surroundings are great reminders of how long people have been worshipping in this location and that truly added to the experience.
Oldest church in America. It was a nice unexpected find for me. First time visit to Santa Fe with no research done on my part. It was truely history to be enjoyed.