San Francisco de Assisi Mission Church, Taos

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San Francisco de Asís Mission Church is a historic and architecturally significant building on the main plaza of Ranchos de Taos, New Mexico. Originally the center of a small Mexican and Indian 18th Century agricultural community. Built between 1772 and 1816 replacing an earlier church in that location. New Mexico was then part of the Vice-Royalty of New Spain. It is a fine example of a New Mexico Spanish Colonial Church, and is a popular subject for artists. It was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1970.
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  • Interesting for a quick stop. There was a funeral when we were there so we didn’t get to see inside. The outside is still cool and unlike any other churches I have seen. It’s a bit run down around... 
    Interesting for a quick stop. There was a funeral when we were there so we didn’t get to see inside. The outside is still cool and unlike any other churches I have seen. It’s a bit run down around...  more »
  • Built in the 1809’s this small but inspiring Catholic Church is still operational. We visited on a Sunday morning. A young couple were having their baby baptized. A lovely walk through time. Nice... 
    Built in the 1809’s this small but inspiring Catholic Church is still operational. We visited on a Sunday morning. A young couple were having their baby baptized. A lovely walk through time. Nice...  more »
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  • Simple but beautiful Catholic church. The grounds around the Church are also very nice. I enjoyed sitting on a bench in the shade in the courtyard, contemplating the front of the church. The gift shop is way pricey. ($3 for a single postcard!!! Whoa!!!) We viewed the mystery painting, which was a cool experience, although you do have to sit in the dark for 15 or 20 minutes waiting for the mystery to kick in. Experiencing the church and courtyard is free. The Church ask for a $3 donation for Viewing the mystery painting. The guide who brought us to see the mystery painting was very nice and patient.
  • For the spiritually inclined it is a very peaceful and solemn experience. It is one of the most photographed churches in the US of which I did not take. It was built in the style of Adobe architecture which has a beautiful simplicity.

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