San Felipe de Neri Church, Albuquerque

Originally constructed by colonial Spanish authorities, San Felipe de Neri Church represents an integral part of the state's cultural heritage and is listed in the National Register of Historic Places. Visit the European-style church, finished in 1793 to replace an earlier building on the same spot, and admire its construction featuring two bell towers and stout adobe walls. Once inside, notice its understated decor, including a metal ceiling and intricate altar at the front. Take the opportunity to browse the on-site museum's displays of artifacts, which date as far back as the 17th century. As it's still an active church, you can join in on the regularly-held services during your visit. For San Felipe de Neri Church and beyond, use our Albuquerque driving holiday planning tool to get the most from your Albuquerque vacation.
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  • This is a beautiful and historic Church in the heart of old town Albuquerque. The Church is very picturesque and has many special details to enjoy. No admission charge and photography is allowed as lo...  more »
  • This church is the oldest in Albuquerque and well worth visiting. The tromps l'oeille is excellent (you'd think everything was real marble)! The church store is much better than most and has an extens...  more »
  • This church perfectly anchors the square and gives the entire Old Town of Albuquerque its ambiance. Built in 1793, it is beautifully maintained inside and out. There is a convent attached to the west ...  more »
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  • Calm, soothing and perfect for your prayers alongside your vacation. The area around also made the environment soothing at that time, and we sure were happy that we spent our time here. The locals said that it's a pretty nice place for attending mass. I will say the details aren't as complex as other nice churches in New Mexico, but what captivates is the preservation of this church. Alongside it as well is a gift shop that was your pretty regular Christian gift shop with some merchandise personalized of the sight.
  • VERY BEAUTIFUL!!! Whoever have the place a one star review is not a person who prays to the almighty one above, if you catch my drift! I found that church to be one of the most beautiful places I've ever had the pleasure to see. I was literally overcome with a sense of awe and I felt beauty for the first time in a while.
  • A place of calm in the middle if a tourist mob. There were three tour buses full of people scrambling to buy souvenirs and a whole crew of electricians laying wiring for a film crew to use the next day. I went into the church and the quiet and calm were immediate. Ten minutes re-energized me .
  • The church is indeed beautiful, except for the statue of the patron in the very center behind the altar and a tiny little crucifix. This was a distraction as we processed to the front to receive. The congregation is awesome and participates fully. The music is great, and has a distinctly hispanic flavor. The priest, however, was not very respectful of the altar, or the tabernacle. He was very loose with the liturgy, and the order of Mass. This is just my opinion. I would visit the church to see it, but go to the Holy Mass somewhere else.
  • Pretty historic church. A must-see in Old Town.
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