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

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Great view over Santa Fe

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 18, 2014
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Broomfield, CO
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45 reviews 45 reviews
32 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

The Cross of the Martyrs is beautiful and is located T Fort Marcy. It has beautiful views of Santa Fe, The Cross itself is rather plain but worth the hike. They were also may descriptions around the park.

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San Jose, California
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19 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

It's an easy hike up and you're rewarded with a great view of Santa Fe (great place for some nice sunset shots). In addition to the view, there's also an interpretive trail giving the 400+ year history of the city, along with the short-lived Fort Marcy that was on the site in the 1840s.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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81 reviews 81 reviews
64 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 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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97 helpful votes 97 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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142 reviews 142 reviews
22 attraction reviews
107 helpful votes 107 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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89 reviews 89 reviews
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173 helpful votes 173 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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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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