"Loretto Chapel" Loretto Chapel Tip by AlbuqRay

Loretto Chapel, Santa Fe: 18 reviews and 39 photos

  Loretto Chapel
by AlbuqRay
  • Loretto Chapel - Santa Fe
      Loretto Chapel
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  • Corner of Old Santa Fe Trail and Water Street - Santa Fe
      Corner of Old Santa Fe Trail and Water Street
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  • Loretto Chapel at Sunset - Santa Fe
      Loretto Chapel at Sunset
    by AlbuqRay

The history of the Loretto Chapel is an interesting one. The Academy of Our Lady of Light (Loretto) opened in 1853. It was decided that the school needed a chapel. Property was purchased and in 1873 work began on the Loretto Chapel. Influenced by the French clergy in Santa Fe, the Gothic Revival-style chapel was patterned after King Louis IX's Sainte-Chapelle in Paris, i.e., very different from the adobe churches already in the area. It was completed in 1878 and has since seen many additions and renovations such as the introduction of the Stations of the Cross, the Gothic altar and the frescos during the 1890s. See also my tip on the Miraculous Staircase which is inside the Loretto Chapel.

Address: 207 Old Santa Fe Trail, Santa Fe, NM 87501
Directions: Corner of Old Santa Fe Trail and Water Street
Phone: (505) 982-0092
Website: http://www.lorettochapel.com/index.html

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  • Updated Dec 29, 2007
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