St. Francis Cathedral in Santa Fe
Taking a vacation this summer with family but don’t want to miss your Sunday worship time? There’s no need to miss this special day when you visit Santa Fe, New Mexico. Located in the heart of Santa Fe lies the St. Francis Cathedral Basilica. Come stay at the Comfort Suites Santa Fe Hotel and we’ll make sure you “make it to the church on time.”
The first church was built in Santa Fe in 1610 right on the spot where the Cathedral sits today. The original adobe church was replaced in 1630 by a larger one, which was later destroyed by the Pueblo Indian Revolt of 1680. The church was finally rebuilt in 1714 and was named in honor of Saint Francis of Assisi, the Patron Saint of Santa Fe.
In 1850, Santa Fe’s first Bishop, Father John Baptiste Lamy of France, decided the old adobe church was inadequate for the seat of the Archdiocese. He then ordered a new Romanesque church built and brought French architects and Italian stonemasons to build his Cathedral. The new cathedral was built around the original adobe church and when the new walls of the Cathedral were complete, the old church was torn down and removed through the front door.
We here in Santa Fe realize that worship is a big part of many of our visitors’ lives. We want you to find your place in our city and feel free to visit with us time and again for some good ole Santa Fe, New Mexico hospitality. Not only does Santa Fe offer the Cathedral, but it also offers a church in almost every denomination to help make your stay here feel even more like home.
For the most peaceful and restful night’s stay, call us at the Comfort Suites Santa Fe Hotel an we’ll turn the covers back for you. Can’t wait to see you here this summer!