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San Francisco de Assisi Mission Church

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Address: 60 St Francis Plaza, Ranchos De Taos, Taos, NM 87557
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Buttressed church photograhed by legendary photographer Ansel Adams, and...

Buttressed church photograhed by legendary photographer Ansel Adams, and painted by famed artist Georgia O'Keeffe.

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Beautiful Old Church

This is a truly lovely church in traditional adobe style. The adobe needs to be renewed yearly so there is usually some mud and straw exposed. As a result of this adobe process... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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Denver, Colorado, United States
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Denver, Colorado, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is a truly lovely church in traditional adobe style. The adobe needs to be renewed yearly so there is usually some mud and straw exposed. As a result of this adobe process the architectural lines of the church are beautifully gentle. It's a real gem!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is an awesome left-over of the Spanish conquest of Mexico. The inside of the church is open and is beautifully simple.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There are so many historical and note worthy activities of this church, it would-be a crime if you were near Ranchos de Assisi Mission Church and did not stop. Less than a half hour worth of your time will give you a life time worth of conversation to others about this church. It took about 40 years of construction to... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This little church is considered one of the finest examples of adobe architecture. The church has a beautiful exterior, and a simple interior. If you drive the High Road to Taos, you have to definitely visit this architectural gem.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lovely to see... The San Francisco de Assisi Mission Church looks great against the bllue sky. No photos inside per regulations.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Not being Catholic, we wanted to visit the church simply for archetectural reasons. We thought we had spent too long in town and that it would be closed when we got there. It was still bright and sunny so we parked and took outside photos and then took a chance on the door and it was still open! So we... More 

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Abilene, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

We visited the outside of the San Francisco de Assisi Mission twice. Both times it was locked. We walked around, took lovely photos.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

It was ok to spend a few minutes there and take a few pictures, but it did not have much impact on us. Maybe we did not understand the significance of the histrory related to the church

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

There is a gift shop across the plaza that sells candles and other Catholic items. Don't miss it! They are sometimes closed at odd times, leaving you without the ability to buy a candle to light in church. This is a great part of New Mexico history and I applaud the preservation effort.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

This is an active parish church there since the beginning of Taos Village. There was lots of mud and water from the melting snow. A really nice contrast to the Taos Pueblo's church. Great for those interested in the history and settlement of the West.

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