Loretto Chapel

A former Roman Catholic Church built in the Gothic Revival style.

The altar inside Loretto Chapel in Santa Fe, New Mexico

Loretto Chapel houses a miraculously crafted wooden staircase. Legend holds that the chapel sisters prayed for nine days to St. Joseph, the patron saint of carpenters, to find a way to access the second-floor choir loft. On the ninth day, a mysterious carpenter came to the chapel with a donkey and toolbox looking for work. After completing an exquisite spiraling staircase using only wooden pegs, he disappeared without a trace.

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207 Old Santa Fe Trail Santa Fe NM 87501 U.S.


505-982-0092 Attraction’s Website

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