When is the best time to visit the Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi in Santa Fe, New Mexico?

When I visited the famous Cathedral, there was an ongoing mass. No one was allowed to enter the front door, unless you are willing to join the Eucharistic celebration. The people manning the door were strict on this no-entry-during-mass policy to avoid disturbing the faithfuls who were there solely for prayer.

If you only want to enter the church to take photos and check out the interiors, be aware of the mass schedule.

Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi

Old but beautiful.

It is an old cathedral, built in 1886. With a 400-year-old history, it is one of the longest established Christian congregations in the USA. It has been attracting visitors in the city because of its beautiful Romanesque architecture.

 The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi

This is the front view.

 The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi

And the view of the side.

 The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi

A sanctuary.

It may not be as breathtaking as the European churches I’ve visited, however, the church is still uplifting.

Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi

The beautiful stained glass catches attention.

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Travel contact.

Address: 131 Cathedral Place, Santa Fe, NM 87504
Phone Number: 505-982-5619

Hours.

Monday – Thursday:
8:30 a.m. – 11:30 p.m.
12:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Friday:
8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Admission fee.

FREE

Where to park downtown.

See this listing of parking lots in downtown Santa Fe.

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