Loretto Chapel

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7 expert recommendations


Afar Magazine

The physics of the structure can be explained by architects today, but that doesn't stop about a quarter-million visitors every year from marveling at the elegant spruce spiral. Full review →


Atlas Obscura

Wedding chapel's mysterious spiral staircase said to be miraculously constructed.  Full review →



A delicate Gothic church modeled after Sainte-Chapelle in Paris... the chapel is known for the "Miraculous Staircase". Full review →


Frommer's 35

Today the deconsecrated chapel is run as a private museum with a small gift shop. Full review →


Lonely Planet

Famous as the site of St Joseph's Miraculous Staircase, a spiraling and apparently unsupported wooden staircase. Full review →


Michelin Guide 53

Leading to the choir loft, this staircase makes two complete 360-degree turns with no nails or other visible support. Full review →


Travel + Leisure

A popular wedding site, diminutive Loretto Chapel in downtown Santa Fe is world-famous for its circular wooden staircase. Full review →

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