Interior of Loretto Chapel, Santa Fe, new Mexico, USA


Loretto Chapel

Santa Fe

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.

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