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Chapel of the Holy Cross

The iconic Chapel of the Holy Cross is perhaps the most recognized landmark within Sedona. Built to a dual pinnacled spur, about 250 feet high, and extending out a thousand foot rock wall, the chapel is said to be as “solid as the rock of Peter”, and this unique Catholic Church will put its visitors “close to the heavens.”  Built in 1956, it is also considered a vortex site and the visuals created by this church rising out of the Sedona red rocks never fails to amaze.


The Chapel was inspired and commissioned by local rancher and sculptor Marguerite Brunswig Staude. Originally it was to be built in Budapest in 1932; however, due to World War II, the effort was thwarted.


Staude then decided to build the project in her native home land of Arizona. The chapel is now considered on of the top attractions in the U.S.


The Chapel is open seven days a week 9 a.m to 5 p.m.; closed on Christmas, Thanksgiving and Easter.