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San Miguel Chapel, Santa Fe

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San Miguel Mission, also known as San Miguel Chapel, is a Spanish colonial mission church in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Built between approximately 1610 and 1626, it is the oldest known church in the continental United States. The church was damaged during the Pueblo Revolt of 1680 but was rebuilt in 1710 following the Spanish reconquest and served for a time as a chapel for the Spanish soldiers. The wooden reredos, which includes a wooden statue of Saint Michael dating back to at least 1709, was added in 1798. Though the church has been repaired and rebuilt numerous times over the years, its original adobe walls are still largely intact despite having been hidden by later additions.
The church is a contributing property in the Barrio De Analco Historic District, which is a U.S. National Historic Landmark.
Masses are still offered at the chapel on Sundays.
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  • Yes, this is definitely work a visit and the $1.00 donation to see the oldest church. I enjoyed this church much better than the one with the spiral staircase. It is in amazing condition for being so ...  more »
  • We really enjoyed it, and it was an easy and quick visit. Our teenagers also liked it. It's near many other things to visit as well so an easy add on.  more »
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  • Oldest church in the U.S., still offering services on Sundays. Admission only $1.00 for adults, children under 6 free. Detailed fact sheet on the history and art. Displays also show original foundations dating back to 1610. Nice gift shop with crosses, jewelry and more.
  • Great building. It was closed for Mass so I wasn't able to get in but the setting out front, the atmosphere, the character of the building is so nice! Right next to the oldest house, so you can use their parking lot while there. It's almost in the city center of Santa Fe, walking distance, very convenient and on the tourist path. Recommend!

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