Albuquerque Churches and Cathedrals

(Albuquerque, New Mexico - NM, USA)

The sheer number of churches present in Albuquerque is quite overwhelming, and so visitors of a religious persuasion looking for a quiet spot to contemplate will certainly find plenty of interfaith places of worship to choose from.

One that really does stand out from the crowd is the Church of San Felipe de Neri, which is certainly amongst Albuquerque's most famous. This old Roman Catholic building stands to one side of the Old Town Plaza, close to the American International Rattlesnake Museum and the Old Town Emporium.

Interestingly, the original structure of San Felipe de Neri was built in 1719, although in 1792, the whole building collapsed following a torrential rainstorm. Building work began the next year, while the towers did not make an appearance until almost 70 years later, being followed by a parish school and a convent.

Church of San Felipe de Neri

Address: 2005 North Plaza NW, Albuquerque, New Mexico NM, 87104, USA
Tel: +1 505 243 4628
This pretty adobe church was built in 1793 and is an important Albuquerque monument situated in the Old Town Plaza, a hub of city life. Highlights include a small parish museum housing furnishings and religious art that have graced the church throughout the centuries.
Open hours: Monday to Saturday - 10:00 to 16:00
Admission: free