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San Francisco de Asis Church

P.O. Box 72, Ranchos de Taos, Ranchos De Taos, Taos, NM
575-758-2754
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites
Description: Buttressed church photograhed by legendary photographer Ansel Adams, and painted by famed artist Georgia O'Keeffe.
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Gainesville, Florida
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

This is a large, adobe-patterned Catholic church with infrequent services. When I attended a Eucharistic service at the church, the other congregants were very welcoming and cordial, and the priest paid special recognition of me a visitor from the altar. If you want to attend the Mass there, ask in the nearby shops about the schedule. The inside is quite... More

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

When we visited they were in the middle of the annual adobe surfacing of the church and walls. It was fascinating to watch them mix the straw and mud and apply it to the structure....done by the parishioners and families from the area every year. Sadly, we couldn't go into the church. Next time. I learned much about the art... More

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Vernon, Texas
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Enjoyed taking pictures of church and seeing the beauty from all sides. Looked like it was needing missing again which appeared to be scheduled for June. Church was locked-- too bad because I wanted to see the beauty and spirituality inside.

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Manteno, Illinois
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Our group took the tour and visited gift shop. We enjoyed learning the history of the church and exploring the grounds.

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

Had a difficult time locating. Was surrounded by buildings and construction. We didn't bother to get out to view or take photos because of that. Disappointing.

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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25 reviews 25 reviews
6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

I stopped by here while traveling in Taos, and we just walked around the outside for a bit (I'm a big Georgia O'Keeffe fan). We weren't even going to go inside until another mentioned to us that we should. It is beautiful on the inside. Very intricate and southwestern. Definitely go see what O'Keeffe painted, but don't miss out on... More

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North Smithfield, Rhode Island
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2014

The interior was closed to visitors this time of year " because the Gift Shop doesn't make enough money" during this period.

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Loveland, CO and Mt. Vernon, IA
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51 reviews 51 reviews
7 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2014

Whether or not you believe in the heavy duty Spanish Catholic way of seeing things, it's an impressive story of how the church came to be, and it just plain feels good to be inside as well as on the grounds. I understand why tourists visit there. In the parish annex is a short film and a viewing of the... More

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Houston, Texas
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2013

If you've ever been to New Mexico then you probably know that they have A LOT of churches. My wife seemed to want to look at each and every one of them. I have to say that this was probably the most dramatic and memorable. Very simple and stark and unexpected. If you only see one Catholic church when you... More

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Tampa, Florida
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

We visited the church around noon during a weekday and found no crowds. Spent at least an hour there inside the church and outside taking pictures. Unfortunately, the gift shop was closed....maybe because of the lunch hour.

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