St Francis Cathedral
Santa Fe’s French-born bishop Jean-Baptiste Lamy – hero of Willa Cather's Death Comes for the Archbishop – set about building this...
Museum of Contemporary Native Arts
Primarily showing work by the students and faculty of the esteemed Institute of American Indian Arts, this museum also has the finest...
Bell Tower Bar
In summer this bar atop La Fonda hotel is the premier spot to catch one of those patented New Mexican sunsets while sipping a killer...
One of Santa Fe’s greatest pleasures is a meal in the Fonda’s irresistible see-and-be-seen central atrium, with its excited bustle,...
207 Old Santa Fe Trail · interesting places nearby
Loretto Chapel information
Built in 1878 for the Sisters of Loretto, this tiny Gothic chapel is famous as the site of St Joseph's Miraculous Staircase, a spiraling and apparently unsupported wooden staircase added by a mysterious young carpenter who vanished without giving the astonished nuns his name. The chapel is no longer consecrated, and can be rented for (nondenominational) weddings.