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Taos Pueblo, Taos

Categories: Ruins, Historic Sites, Tourist Spots
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4/5 based on 1,900+ reviews on the web
Taos Pueblo represents the ancient tribe of the Taos people. It is one of the oldest continuously inhabited places in the United States. This World Heritage Site is internationally recognized for its multi-storied residential pueblos and the residents' private lifestyle. The tribe welcomes visitors in its public places, but asks visitors to respect its culture. For example, do not take photos of the tribal residents and inside the San Geronimo Chapel. Shops and businesses open to the public are clearly marked with signs. The stream that runs through the village is the community's sole source of drinking water, so do not enter the water. With our world travel planner, Taos attractions like Taos Pueblo can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • You could do a self-guided tour based on the map you are given with your entrance fee. But I would encourage you to take the guided tour for several reasons: - It's free. However, since your guide is ...  read more »
  • a fascinating place, there was a free tour guide (they work off tips) but really went into some fascinating detail about the history, the people, their culture and how they live today. As a British pe...  read more »
  • This would be an ideal field trip for 5th and 6th graders. We learned so much about life here 1000 years ago. No electricity or water. A fireplace for heat and an amazing dome-shaped clay oven for bak...  read more »
  • One of the coolest places I've been during my travels. The locals are very kind and creative. There are handmade things to buy here that support the community as well as a beautiful view of Taos Mountain.
  • Taos Pueblo is a fantastic place. It is well worth a visit. It's very spiritual. Please respect the residents and also visit the shops. We have visited a few times and have always really enjoyed our visit. We were able to watch a women backing bread. We liked seeing all the fun Pueblo dogs. It is a beautiful place to photograph. I believe there is a fee to photograph the area and a low fee to visit but totally worth it. It was fun to talk to the folks in the shops that are part of the Pueblo. They are mostly artists and are very willing to talk about their art. We all loved this place. The residents don't have electricity and try to live a traditional life while there. There is a beautiful creek that runs through the middle of the Pueblo and it's nice to sit next to it and take the place all in. This is a must see spot in Taos.
  • Definitely worth a stop if you are passing through. While impressive, I found that Acoma (which is also in New Mexico) is a better experience overall. If you only have a choice of one, I would suggest Acoma - though this almost an equally great visit. Bring your credit card or plenty of cash as there are lots of opportunities to purchase pottery, fry bread and the like. The "free" tours available from the entrance to the church are definitely worth taking. Note that tips are generally expected when taking these free tours. I would suggest you allow at least two hours to visit - though more if you intend to visit every vendor and browse.
  • Historical value without equal. Continuous occupation for more than 1000 years with original building intact. Some great southwest artist shops but for the most part the place has an impoverished feel.
  • Unesco World Heritage site. A place to unplug from the world and connect with nature and the locals. Beautiful vistas. Friendly locals.
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