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Address: P.O. Box 72, Ranchos de Taos, Ranchos De Taos, Taos, NM
Phone Number: 575-758-2754
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Description: 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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Gorgeous Historic Church - Worth Your Time

This is one of the oldest churches in America, built in 1813-1815. Sure wish they allowed photos inside it; it was very pretty. Definitely worth a quick stop. Be aware that you... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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Westminster, Colorado
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41 reviews 41 reviews
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

This is one of the oldest churches in America, built in 1813-1815. Sure wish they allowed photos inside it; it was very pretty. Definitely worth a quick stop. Be aware that you are driving by the back of the church on the main road and need to drive around to the other side.

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Alvin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW

San Francisco de Asis church is well worth the stop in Rancho deTaos. Really interesting architecture built with thick adobe walls and hand hewn beams in ceiling and doors. One of a few unique churches of this type.

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Ranchos De Taos, New Mexico
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71 reviews 71 reviews
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 NEW

One of the oldest Catholic Churches in North America, San Francisco de Asis has a unique past and future. Built entirely of adobe, the congregation performs the "enjarre" or re-plastering each year. If you are in the area, especially the last two weeks of June, it is not to be missed.

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Lincoln, Nebraska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015 NEW

This historic church is accessed easily from the road and is definitely worth a stop. The lines are gorgeous, and you can go inside, although you can only take photos from the outside. If you are traveling on the high road, this is a great quick stop on your way!

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Istanbul, Turkey
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357 helpful votes 357 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

One of the well-known pueblo churches in southwestern America. Very thick walls with pueblo style structure. Unique architecture. Just next to the main road, worth to visit.

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Buffalo, NY
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

This church is well worth a stop along the way to Taos (or back). The classic lines of the church greet you as you enter the back from the parking lot. In the front is a lovely courtyard that faces the entrance. Stop inside for a peaceful few minutes of meditation and see the colorful altarpiece and wooden ceiling. Historically,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

It was photographed by Ansel Adams and sketched by Georgia O'Keefe. When in the Taos area, this small church should not be missed.

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Naples, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

We traveled to Taos to visit the Spanish mission church and to take some photos. Now in retrospect I can see why Georgia O'Keefe was so taken by this adobe building and why Ansell Adams so famously photographed it. The building's enormity is accentuated by the reinforcing buttresses front and rear. It's survived nicely since the 1700's.

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Boulder, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

The most beautiful church and adobe building in the country. It's worth the side trip to visit and even better if you have lunch at the Mexican restaurant you see when you enter the parking lot.

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Seattle
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Super interesting architecture with the unusual buttresses in front and back of the church. Very historical, built around 1813 or so. Very famous, because of paintings by Georgia O'Keeffe and others, as well as famous photos too. We were there end of the day in April, no one else around, so great views and photo opps. Unfortunately, the church was... More 

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Additional Information about San Francisco de Asis Church

Address: Address: P.O. Box 72, Ranchos de Taos, Ranchos De Taos, Taos, NM
Phone Number: 575-758-2754
Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Taos County  >  Taos  >  Ranchos De Taos
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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