St. Francis Cathedral
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- 98%History Buffs
- 82%Local Culture
- 72%Budget Travelers
- 69%Spiritual Seekers
- 57%Family Travelers
- 57%Art & Design Lovers
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- St. Francis CathedralFirst to ReviewJul 05, 2012
The cathedral is the center of downtown Santa Fe. Built in the French monastic style, by early French Archbishop Lamy. The peaks were never completed, leaving it to look more like a Sapanish Colonial building. It sits across the street from La Fonda hotel and the Old Federal Post Office, that is now the Institute for American Indian Arts museum. Compared to Eurpoean cathedrals or even those in major Latin American Capitals, St. Francis is austere, like its namesake. However it brims with vigor and charm of the old Spanish West and the pioneer priests who brought their Word to this part of the World 500 years ago.