Chapel of the Holy Cross
- Type: Churches/Religious Sites, Sightseeing
- Time to Spend: 1 to 2 hours
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If you only have time for one cultural site, the Chapel of the Holy Cross should be it. This stunning church -- designed by sculptor Marguerite Brunswig Staude (a student of architect Frank Lloyd Wright) in the 1950s -- protrudes from the red cliffs less than four miles south of Sedona's "Y" intersection. The main stained glass window is held together by a giant cross and overlooks the Verde Valley.
While many recent visitors rave about the spectacular views, most say the site's peaceful atmosphere is the central reason to go. One TripAdvisor user advises you "take the time to stop and reflect or pray or just see the sights … It is a place of prayer and reflection so be aware that the best pictures will be of the outside."
The Chapel of the Holy Cross is open Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sundays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is free, and parking is available just a short walk down the cliff side from the church. For more information, visit the official website.