Loretto Chapel

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  • Address: 207 Old Santa Fe Trail, Santa Fe, NM 87501, United States, 87501
  • Timings: 09:00 am - 04:30 pm Details
  • Phone: +1-5059820092
  • Fax: +1-4137743860
  • Ticket Price: 3 USD
  • Time Required: 00:25 Mins
  • Tags: Family And Kids, Landmarks, Buildings And Structures

The Loretto Chapel was completed in 1878 and has a rather fascinating story as a part of its history.

After its construction, people realized there was no way to access the loft. Many carpenters were called and all of them suggested the use of a ladder which would not sync well with the church’s small interiors.

A stranger soon came to the church and built the elegant spiral staircase and left without taking any pay. Advertisements were sent out to find who the man was but was not found. Since then the staircase is the highlight of the place. 

Entrance Ticket Details For Loretto Chapel

  • Entrance is N$ 3 per person.
  • For any other prices, call up the place.


How to Reach Loretto Chapel

  • By Bus: Capitol
  • By Train: Santa Fe Depot
  • By renting a Car/Bike/Bicycle.
  • By Taxi/ Cab.


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  • Loretto Chapel Address: 207 Old Santa Fe Trail, Santa Fe, NM 87501, United States, 87501
  • Loretto Chapel Contact Number: +1-5059820092
  • Loretto Chapel Timing: 09:00 am - 04:30 pm
  • Loretto Chapel Price: 3 USD
  • Best time to visit Loretto Chapel(preferred time): 10:00 am - 03:30 pm
  • Time required to visit Loretto Chapel: 00:25 Mins
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  • 43.94% of people who visit Santa Fe include Loretto Chapel in their plan

  • 72.41% of people start their Loretto Chapel visit around 10 AM - 11 AM

  • People usually take around 30 Minutes to see Loretto Chapel

Monday, Thursday and Friday

88.37% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Loretto Chapel

People normally club together Santa Fe Plaza and Cathedral Basilica Of St Francis Of Assisi while planning their visit to Loretto Chapel.

People also prefer to start their day with Loretto Chapel.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures

Loretto Chapel Reviews & Ratings

  • I've wanted to visit for years after hearing about the miraculous stair case. So glad we made the trip. The chapel is so humbling and brought me to tears. It was a joyful, spiritual experience, that words cannot adequately express. A definite must if you enjoy spiritual journeys and beautiful places to visit!

  • Beautiful chapel though quite small. The staircase to the choir loft was very beautiful and unique. It is a spiral staircase with no central column and has 2 complete turns. The wood is quite beautiful. The stained glass windows were also nice as well as the altar itself. Worth the $5 entrance fee to support the maintenance of the structure.

  • The history of mysticism behind the chapel is very unique. It is worth a visit and the required donation to enter. I can't recall how much it is but I think it's somewhere between 5 and $10. Plan on it being packed most of the time, but if you are lucky and there is nobody there you can really get fantastic pictures in Panorama. The gift shop that is a joint to it is worth walking through. Even if you are not a Catholic this is a great place to visit if you appreciate history and craftsmanship.

  • We have been there many times and we will go again when we go to New Mexico. It is such an amazing place and story. The Gift shop is very nice.

  • Beautiful Chapel with an amazing story. It is a must see, bucket list kind of thing. The story of the staircase is interesting. The stain glass windows are beautiful. There is a recording telling the story of the staircase, the chapel, the stainglass windows and etc. They seemed to have raised the prices since we were there last $4 kids 7+, adults are $5. The Loretto chapel coin machine outside gives the same coin, 1 in shiny gold and 1 in a dull gold. $3 for 1 or 2 for $5, if buying 2, know it is the same just different colors of gold.

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