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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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  • A must-see first or second stop in Santa Fe. The bell is amazing, as are the charms posted nearby. Lovely painted wooden art decorations.  more »
  • Always love to see old architecture. The church is small and pictures aren't allowed during service, although if you are discreet you can still get a few shots. A must see!  more »
  • One of the oldest churches located next to the oldest house! Admission was $1. Lots of history and info to read about this building. Great visit for history buffs!  more »
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  • You can feel the trace of times. It is the oldest church building in the U.S.A. You can go inside the church building by paying just $1, and see and feel the atmosphere from 17th century.
  • Pretty. A one dollar entrance fee. Kinda a get in get out type of historical place.
  • Costs $1 to get in but it's quite nice and there's good history especially the bell
  • Couldnt get inside, here is our review https://www.crosscountrycouple.com/single-post/2018/01/25/A-Church-A-Pancake-A-Snowman
  • Interesting historical site
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