Chapel of the Holy Cross

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Chapel of the Holy Cross
Chapel of the Holy Cross
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Key Info

780 Chapel Road

Price & Hours

Free
9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily

Details

Churches/Religious Sites, Sightseeing, Free Type
1 to 2 hours Time to Spend
4.5scorecard
  • 5.0Value
  • 3.5Facilities
  • 5.0Atmosphere

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 4 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. Reviewers also warned of limited parking and heavy midday crowds – plan a morning visit for a more tranquil experience. 

The Chapel of the Holy Cross is open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. There is a Taize Prayer Service every Monday at 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.

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