The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi, Santa Fe

Recognized as a basilica by Pope Benedict XVI in 2005, The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi was founded as a parish the same year as the city was founded, in 1610. The current building featuring Romanesque revival architecture was dedicated in 1887. Note the round arches and Corinthian columns. The rose windows in the front of the church depict the twelve apostles. The best view of the windows is from the chapel where services take place. In the exterior porticos, several statues commemorate saints. The statue of Kateri Tekakwitha pays homage to the first Native American to be beatified. Notice the bronze doors leading back inside the church. The panels on the outside tell the story of the church in Santa Fe history. Put The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi and other Santa Fe attractions into our Santa Fe trip itinerary maker app , and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • Beautiful Church. Learned a bit of history about the Cathedral. Oldest statue of Mary in the US. Nice stained glass.  more »
  • In the three days we never got open to visit. The outside is very cute and forced to visit in the village.
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  • Loved visiting the cathedral with our kids. The sanctuary is so beautiful. I especially like the stations of the cross and the Blessed Sacrament chapel. We also spent time out on the grounds and walked the stations of the cross. The gift shop has a great selection of books and decor. The manager was so helpful!
  • An astonishingly beautiful place! I walked the healing labyrinth just outside the front doors, and it held such an energy to it that it was palpable. Even skeptics were mesmerized by the sense of something so powerful and yet humble all at once. At night, it is breathtaking with the lights and the glow. Walking over to the beautiful town square was a pleasant and safe experience. I would go back again and again.

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