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The St. Francis Cathedral Basilica is a historic church in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Also known as the Cathedral Basilica of Saint Francis of Assisi, the church is a well known and celebrated landmark in the city.

Built around 1869 to 1886, the St. Francis Cathedral Basilica, also commonly known as Saint Francis Cathedral, is the third church in its location. The first one was built in 1626 and was destroyed during the 1680 Pueblo Revolt. The second one, known as La Parroquia, was built in 1714. The church stands in a dramatic contrast against the neighboring adobe structures.

Designed in the Romanesque Revival style, the St. Francis Cathedral Basilica is the mother church of the Archdiocese of Santa Fe. It is also home to statues like the wooden Our Lady of Peace which has been around since 1625.
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