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Cross of the Martyrs

Address: 600 Paseo de Peralta, Santa Fe, NM (Downtown)
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Ranked #68 of 151 Attractions in Santa Fe
Type: Monuments/ Statues, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: Leisure education
Owner description: A monument dedicated to the Franciscans killed in the 1680 Pueblo Revolt.
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Type: Monuments/ Statues, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: Leisure education
Owner description: A monument dedicated to the Franciscans killed in the 1680 Pueblo Revolt.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

Visiting the Cross of the Martyrs essentially requires the same walk uphill as the one to Marcy's fort, so i recommend to combine the two visits. Interesting information presented on plaquettes along the easy route up to top of the hill, offering relevant historic info. Great view over SF and its surroundings.

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

We were there for sunrise. Very serene. Saw a couple of deer and rabbit run across the park. The cross is rather plain but the intention is good.

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New York
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78 reviews 78 reviews
62 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

The Cross overlooks Santa Fe, in a little park above the city. It was erected to remember Franciscan priests that were killed during the Pueblo revolt in the late 1600s. The park is a very nice place to visit, and affords beautiful views of the city below.

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Orangeburg, New York
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

A beautiful memorial for priests killed during the Pueblo revolt. A pretty paved path leads you to the cross. The sunset view is spectacular!

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Arvada, Colorado
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122 reviews 122 reviews
29 attraction reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

This is a free little park with an incredible history. I was out running and noticed the white cross on the hill, SO, I ran up to it to see that the deal was about. It was a nice little find and a free! I took the time to read the history on the plaques going up the walkway to... More 

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Santa Fe
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105 reviews 105 reviews
21 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

The Cross of the Martyrs is situated on the top of a hill above Santa Fe. It is a short walk from the plaza to the entrance. The cross itself is a simple white painted metal cross that commemorates the Franciscan priests who were killed during the Pueblo revolt in the late 1600's. The paved path from the bottom winds... More 

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USA
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67 reviews 67 reviews
11 attraction reviews
159 helpful votes 159 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014

It's a not particularly impressive or artistic cross. The actual cross is in a different location and could be seen entering or leaving the city from or to the north (toward Taos.) It was meant to be seen from the road with the city or scenery in the background. You walk up to this and you see it up close.... More 

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West Orange, New Jersey
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2013

This site was a little hard to find, but a local man knew right where it was! It's quite a long walk on a winding path to get there, but along there way there are plaques with interesting historic facts. A must see!

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Madison, Wisconsin
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40 reviews 40 reviews
30 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013

It's free, so that's a bonus. There isn't a whole lot to the attraction, just a paved foot path up a hill to the cross at the top. The area is also shared with Old Fort Marcy park, also free. At the top of the hill, it offers good views of Santa Fe, so that I would say, is the... More 

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Brandon, Florida
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

Just 2 blocks off the Plaza up the hill you will see a large cross. For our Catholic friends who know their history, this is the site of a massacre during the time of the Indian Revolt. Names of the fallen and history leading up to this are there. You can walk up a steep staircase or take your car... More 

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