See this historic Catholic Church dating back to 1793.
San Felipe de Neri Chuch is located on the northern end of Albuquerque's Old Town Plaza. It is known as the heart of Albuquerque, New Mexico. The church was founded in 1706 and has been part of the community ever since. Its Cathedral was built in 1793, and it is the oldest building still standing. Since it is over 300 years old, this church is registered on the national historic places of America. The San Felipe de Neri Church has a unique history and has historical accounts of criminals taking sanctuary within the church. Today, the Church has its original structure with some changes to the ceiling, brick floor, and recent renovation phases.
This stunning church is still in use today. Visitors can tour the church, the grounds, the convent, the school, the museum, and the gift shop. To guarantee a guided tour and shop entrance, visitors are encouraged to call the gift shop to confirm availability. Volunteers host the tours and run the gift shop. To access the museum, visitors will need to enter through the gift shop located in the sister Valdina convent. The museum is open on Saturday and Sunday from 10 am to 4:30 pm.
The museum contains period furnishings, religious art, and more. Items for sale at the gift shop include bibles, religious art, rosaries, crucifixes, plaques, and more. The church is still in use for worship services and a school for students ages from kindergarten to 8th grade. All visitors and travelers are welcome to join worship services and tour these beautiful historic buildings. This is a great place to explore in New Mexico; consider adding it to your itinerary if you're visiting the area.