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Cross of the Martyrs

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Address: 600 Paseo de Peralta, Santa Fe, NM
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Activities: Leisure education
Description: A monument dedicated to the Franciscans killed in the 1680 Pueblo Revolt.

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Nice high vantage point to take in panoramic views of Santa Fe proper. Small picnic table with lots of hillside areas to throw a blanket and just soak up the sun. Worth seeking... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 17, 2015
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Mauriceville, Texas, United States
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46 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

This is a historical site that brings to life the reason New Mexico is called The Land of Enchantment. You can feel the peace and spiritual history of this special place.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

A healthy historical walk to a beautiful view of Santa Fe. Plaques are available at intervals to catch your breath and read about Santa Fe history and the hill.

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United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Nice high vantage point to take in panoramic views of Santa Fe proper. Small picnic table with lots of hillside areas to throw a blanket and just soak up the sun. Worth seeking this park out; away from the tourist crowds.

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Dallas, Texas, United States
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27 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Drive up to Fort Marcy and it's a short walk to the cross. Several historical plaques recount historical events, and those on the cross itself list the martyrs' names. The plaza is very nice, and gives you a nice panorama of Santa Fe and the surrounding country. It's not high enough to make out many of the buildings you might... More 

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Kansas
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25 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

This place is not worth visiting in and of itself butttt it is the absolute best place to watch the sunset. The view is magnificent. You can look over the city and you're surrounded by beautiful mountains with a perfect view of the sunset.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

The view of the sky from this very close to town location is gorgeous despite any weather and worth seeing but the cross is a little unsubstantial. Bring a picnic and spend sunset up there, you won't be disappointed.

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Mandeville, Louisiana
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60 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Having traveled from Southeast Louisiana at elevation ~7' and walking up the path to the top of this hill at elevation ~7000', we had to stop multiple times to catch our breath. Fortunately there were signs with interesting historical tidbits every 30' to 50' along the way to stop and read ( the bottom of the hill had the earliest... More 

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Austin, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 156 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

We had a rental house very near hear and we kept seeing people up on the hilltop, especially near sunset. We took a walk and found the trail up the hill with plaques telling the history of Santa Fe on the way up. The cross at the top is a great finish and the views are wonderful. it only takes... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

There is some exercise involved as you try to get to the top of the hill to see the Cross up close. However, the view of the city is very nice and worth the effort. You can rest along the way as you read the 20 signs that give a time line of the city's history. If you combine this... More 

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Cleveland, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

We like walking so decided to hike up to the Cross of the Martyrs. It is not all that grueling but the altitude in Santa Fe can be troublesome if you are a visitor from lower lying country. Nevertheless this is a nice hike. One outstanding feature is the plaques along the walk up to the cross. They give fascinating... More 

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