Commissioned by Sedona resident Marguerite Brunswig Staud in the 1940's as a place of worship and a testament to her Catholic faith, the Chapel of the Holy Cross in Sedona was originally planned as a project for a Hungarian nunnery in Budapest. After the onset of WWII made it impossible to travel and construct the project, Staud decided to proceed with construction in her adopted city of Sedona where she placed the prominent landmark above the highway overseeing much of the surrounding countryside.
Your visit to this iconic monument will begin with an afternoon pickup from a central Sedona location near many downtown hotels and a prominent shopping district. After loading the historic trolley, you will meet your driver and guide for the 55-minute tour. As you head out, you will learn local history of the town of Sedona and hear tales of the Hollywood bigwigs, actors, and celebrities who have called the town home over the decades.
Before reaching the chapel, you will see the Tlaquepaque Shopping Center, famous for its fine dining and world-class arts and crafts galleries and boutiques. Heading up to the chapel, you will have a short stop for photos and exploration before heading back to the trolley for a short drive back to downtown Sedona for your drop off.