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Chapel of the Holy Cross, Sedona

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Built into the red sandstone cliffs of the Sonoran Desert, Chapel of the Holy Cross offers panoramic views of the region's rugged landscape. Commissioned by a local rancher and sculptor Marguerite Brunswig Staude, the chapel took nearly two years to complete, with the final touches added in 1956. Considered a wonder of modern architecture, the structure sits on a twin-pinnacled ridge, towering over the landscape from a height of about 75 m (250 ft). Sparsely adorned inside, the building contains a few benches hugging the angular walls, two rows of pews in the center, and floor-to-ceiling windows behind the altar. Be sure to wear comfortable shoes for the steep climb from the parking lot. Add Chapel of the Holy Cross to your Sedona travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Sedona day trip planning website .
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  • Beautiful chapel located in a rock formation. Chapel is small and parking can be an issue depending on when you go. Really nice views and a wonderful chapel.  more »
  • Stopped here on Oct. 22. A very magnificent piece of architecture and construction. Parking is very limited, but available if you have a little patience. There is a golf cart 'shuttle' (no cost) that ...  more »
  • Drive up for amazing views of Sedona and an up-close look at the red rock mountains nearby. You can find all sorts of natural sculpting in the stones, including an eagle. The church is modern yet char...  more »
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  • Simply beautiful. Stunning and great views. Great for a simple place to visit that really makes you feel spiritual. Has golf carts for those who can't walk well. Good parking. All around a good visit
  • Amazing place with mesmerizing view! It's one of the 'must see places' when you are visiting Sedona. Parking is tough because we're there on the long weekend time but definitely worth the visit.
  • Amazing place ! They are open between 9-5.Best time is the morning. Parking free no fees, chapel is open ,walk in there is a great view, no mass.More for meditation or just couple minutes to be still. surrounded by mountains.There is a small shop downstairs,but prices a little on the high site.
  • Wow I Love this place I never want to go home it is a Wonderful Place it's Quit has a amazing view of the Mountains and its just so BEAUTIFUL . 😊
  • A beautiful chapel built into rocks. friendly staff in the gift shop. If your ever in Sedona, AZ visit the chapel. The view around is amazing.

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