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Salinas Pueblo Missions National Monument

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Address: Mountainair, NM 87036
Phone Number: 505 847 2585
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The 3 sites made up for the National Monuments we were only able to visit two of the sites,, they were equally fantastic we saw the Abo and the Quarai the 3rd one was out of... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 23, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have been touring NM looking at all manner of tourist sites. This one was recommended, even though it is a bit out of the way south east of ABQ. We got there mid-afternoon and were one of only a half dozen people there. It is a very good example of pueblo ruins and the remnants of a Spanish Church.... More 

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The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015

The 3 sites made up for the National Monuments we were only able to visit two of the sites,, they were equally fantastic we saw the Abo and the Quarai the 3rd one was out of our way plus we lost daylight too,, the history behind each and every one of the sites is really really interesting,,,, if you like... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

We saw the sign for this monument on our way to a long hike. Taking the time to drive to see this was well worth the effort. This mission remains in very good shape and being that it is not well traveled, rangers are more than happy to take the time to explain its importance to the Salt Mission Trail.

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

I have been to the Salinas Pueblo Missions National Monument - the Pueblos of Quarai, Abo and Gran Quivira - several times. The stabilized Mission ruin church at Quarai, in particular, is quite spectacular. The Monuments are far more to the Spanish conquest and Franciscan mission presence in early New Spain, now New Mexico, rather than of the Indians, Jumano... More 

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2015

The three ruin sites which make up this national monument relate to the Spanish exploration into New Mexico during the 1500 and 1600s. While the conquistadors were looking for the Seven Cities of Gold, the friars where there to bring the "heathen" Native Americans to their European Catholicism. It's a big part of the history of the southwest and something... More 

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Los Lunas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015

Very well preserved and and annotated walking tour. Beautiful views of the Manzano Mountains and area. Interesting how the ancestral Pueblo culture mixed with the Spanish Mission culture (obviously the mission culture was added many years after the original Pueblo culture).

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Malvern, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015

A visit to this National Park Service National Monument will likely be quiet and contemplative as apparently the sites are not overwhelmed by many tourists due to its location. However, travelers starting in Albuquerque can easily visit all four sites associated with this National Monument in one day (if you leave early in the morning). Many parts of the world... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2015

While it's good to see the sheer magnitude of all the ancient cities this one has and is being rebuilt and is not original by any stretch of the imagination. Modern mortar absolutely does not compare to the ancient methods of construction.

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Heiligenhaus, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015

This mission is fascinating and shows how the native Americans who lived here built underground homes, suffered from lack of food, and how the Catholic church worked with the people. It is a very unique place with a beautiful view over the New Mexican range.

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Hudson, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

This was my 2nd visit with family. Very interesting place, nice little hike around the monument and very informative.

Thank Mary L

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