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Chapel of the Holy Cross

780 Chapel Rd, Sedona, Arizona 86336 USA

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Thu 9a-5p
  • Independent
  • Wheelchair
  • Public
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“The church in the rocks”

The Chapel of the Holy Cross is a Roman Catholic Chapel built into the mesas of Sedona, Arizona, which was inspired and commissioned by sculptor Marguerite Brunswig Staude. Built on a twin pinnacled spur about 250 feet high, jutting out of a thousand foot red rock wall, "solid as the Rock of Peter" the building of the Chapel was completed in April 1956. Just the physical construction was a physical miracle, overcoming difficult conditions to construct this chapel.

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Austin Coop

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August 31, 2014
Rated 5.0

One of the more special places I've visited in AZ. Parking is limited, but the views are great. Make a little donation while you're there! Perfect place to start your Sedona vacation.

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Greg Newkirk

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September 19, 2014
Rated 4.0

One of the most beautiful buildings you're bound to see, and in the most unlikely of places. You might have a bit of trouble parking if you come on the weekend, but if you visit in the morning to watch the sun come up, it's incredible.

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June 18, 2013

this is definitely a must see for anyone near sedona, az. i've visited many times when we lived out there and i haven't seen anything quite like it anywhere.....i's a special place.

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October 14, 2014

way too touristy, takes away the spiritual feeling a church should have. great architecture....but plan on waiting in line to find a parking space.

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July 18, 2014

Special place!! Though it does get quite busy and there is limited parking

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Anthony Arata

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January 17, 2020
Rated 5.0

Incredible beautiful building. I came here in the afternoon and it is gorgeous, but seeing some of the pictures here, the evening with a sunset looks incredible.

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April 02, 2019
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March 06, 2019
Rated 4.0

A beautiful building tucked in beautiful red rock formations. Can get some amazing photos if you visit around sunrise when the light hits the structure just right.

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April 05, 2017
Rated 2.0

Good view. Bad parking. Have to drive all the way to chuch parking lot to turn around very small 3 point turn.

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April 27, 2016

Beautiful church, parking is an issue, but you can make it. I love it

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Chapel of the Holy Cross

780 Chapel Rd
Sedona, Arizona
86336 USA


Open now until 5:00 pm
  • Mon - Sat: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Sun: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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  • Pets Allowed
  • Restrooms
  • Wifi
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Credit Cards Accepted
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