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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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  • We didn't get to go inside, because it was not yet open for the day. But, it was special to just see it from the outside! It's walking distance to a lot of shops, the Oldest House, and downtown space. 
    We didn't get to go inside, because it was not yet open for the day. But, it was special to just see it from the outside! It's walking distance to a lot of shops, the Oldest House, and downtown space.  more »
  • We missed going into the church by 30 minutes, but enjoyed the exterior and visited the oldest house across the alley. 
    We missed going into the church by 30 minutes, but enjoyed the exterior and visited the oldest house across the alley.  more »
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  • The oldest church in the United States. This church is over 400 years old. New Mexico was founded back in the 1500’s when it was part of Spain. New Mexico was New Mexico before Mexico. New Mexico was named after a mountain range in Mexico. This church is cool. You can see the hay sticking of if the mud casing. The inside is sparsely decorated but beautiful. It has a “feel” to it of history. The church is not open on Saturdays and it’s hard to find parking. There is a small store next to the church that houses the oldest house in New Mexico, along with a decapitated skeleton still in its coffin. It’s a free must see. The store is good too.
  • It's a small cute chapel. Seriously small but a must see. It has some rich history. If you go see it, enjoy a pizza next door.

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