San Miguel Mission, Santa Fe, NM
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member TerraViators
N 35° 41.007 W 105° 56.253
13S E 415163 N 3949244
Quick Description: San Miguel Mission is a Spanish colonial mission church in Santa Fe, New Mexico. #2139
Location: New Mexico, United States
Date Posted: 2/13/2011 2:02:02 PM
Waymark Code: WMAQHN
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Dorcadion Team
Views: 18

Long Description:
San Miguel Mission, also known as San Miguel Chapel, is a Spanish colonial mission church in Santa Fe, New Mexico. It is claimed to be the oldest church in the United States. Built between approximately 1610 and 1626. 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.

Sunday mass is still held at the chapel.
Date the Church was built, dedicated or cornerstone laid: 1/1/1626

Age of Church building determined by?: Other reliable source

If denomination of Church is not part of the name, please provide it here: Catholic

If Church is open to the public, please indicate hours: From: 9:00 AM To: 6:00 PM

If Church holds a weekly worship service and "all are welcome", please give the day of the week: Sunday

Street address of Church:
401 Old Santa Fe Trail
Santa Fe, NM USA
87501


Indicate the time that the primary worship service is held. List only one: Not Listed

Primary website for Church or Historic Church Building: Not listed

Secondary Website for Church or Historic Church Building: Not listed

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