Fodor's Expert Review San Felipe de Neri Catholic Church

Old Town Religious Building/Site/Shrine

Well over two centuries after it first welcomed worshippers, this structure, erected in 1793, is still active (mass is offered daily). The building, which replaced Albuquerque's first Catholic church, has been expanded several times, but its adobe walls and other original features remain. Small gardens front and flank the church; the inside is a respite from the tourism bustle beyond its doorstep—the painting and iconography is simple, authentic, and lovely, the atmosphere hushed. Next to it is a shop and small museum that displays relics—vestments, paintings, carvings—dating from the 17th century. There's a hidden treasure behind the church: inside the gnarled tree is a statue that some speculate depicts the Virgin Mary.

Religious Building/Site/Shrine Museum/Gallery Historic District/Site Family

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2005 Plaza NW
Albuquerque, New Mexico  87104, USA


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Rate Includes: Museum and gift shop closed Sun.

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