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Cross of the Martyrs

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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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Best place to watch the sunset

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 6, 2015
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Kansas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015 NEW

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 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 152 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 207 helpful votes
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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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

The entrance to the walkway is on paseo de peralta or you can park at the top of Ft Marcy park and walk down to the cross. The parking lot for the park is on Kearney St. There are picnic tables and a paved walkway. The views from the top of the park are amazing! Enjoy!

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Broomfield, CO
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

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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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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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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Address: 600 Paseo de Peralta, Santa Fe, NM
Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Santa Fe>  > Downtown

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