San Francisco de Assisi Mission Church, Ranchos De Taos

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San Francisco de Asís Mission Church is a historic and architecturally significant church on the main plaza of Ranchos de Taos, New Mexico. Built between 1772 and 1816 when New Mexico was part of the Vice-Royalty of New Spain, it is one of the finest extant examples of a Spanish Colonial New Mexico mission church, and is a popular subject for photographers. It was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1970.
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  • Interesting from the massiveness of its construction and you can still see the straw used in the adobe glinting in the sun. We visited only because it was noted in AAA TourBook. I wouldn't put it.....  more »
  • Located just 4 miles just south of the town of Taos, 100 yards or so off the highway. Stop to see why this was a favorite subject of many artists, including Ansel Adams, Georgia O'Keefe, Grant...  more »
  • This is a special place - not just as a religious site but also for its significance in the history of painting and photography. Beautiful Spanish colonial architecture with massive adobe walls. The.....  more »
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  • They were actually having church here the day we were there. Mass was over and people were leaving. So after the service we got to go in and enjoy this famous Church even more. I was surprised when we arrived at the church how it was so closed in by other buildings and things. Most pictures I see make it appear like there's nothing around it. That's not the case. So if you're going to take a picture find that spot to stand in. There are also quaint little shops to buy things at. One Shop sells wooden sculptures by a well-known New Mexican artist.
  • One of my favorite places. Still as beautiful and humbling as the first time I saw it 70 years ago. A marvelous piece of history and culture. I come here every time I travel close to this corner of the world.
  • Church building is majestic. Strange smell of wood refinishing chemicals inside. And the grounds surrounding are run down. Weeds everywhere! Sad. I think they need a gardener.
  • Beautiful church, very historic and the history behind is amazing. It also has a very beautiful piece of mystery and history within its walls to explore.
  • This is a very little church, you are not allowed to take pictures inside, they say it is sacred ground. However you are welcomed to take pictures of the outside. BUT, they will sell you their pictures of the inside, a picture is a picture no matter who takes it. If it is so sacred there should be no pictures. it is 247 years old, built in 1772.

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