Laguna Pueblo Mission

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Laguna Pueblo Mission
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10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Sunday
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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Historic and famous mission church "San Jose de Laguna" that was built in 1699.
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B H
La Quinta, CA99 contributions
Friends
I stopped by the Pueblo and visited the Mission. Very calm and beautiful. Afterwards, I saw a sign for Route 66, so started down that road. I apparently took a wrong turn and was cut off by an angry young woman, who screamed at me to delete my photos and leave. She said I should have seen the signs, which I did not, and then berated me for not reading them and threatening to call the police. I turned around and did see the sign on the way out, rather a a long paragraph with small letters and obviously, missable. All in all, the most unfriendly person I have ever met. Left a bad taste in my mouth for Native Peoples.
Written September 7, 2015
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tellingbird
New Mexico24 contributions
Built in 1699, by refugees of the Pueblo Revolt, it was not built under duress, like all the other Southwestern missions, but with love. After it was built, then the people asked for a priest to be sent. It's a warm and peaceful place and one can feel the love, even as the pueblo people continue to maintain it with their own hands throughout the years.
Written July 30, 2012
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Elkabelka
Boulder, CO584 contributions
Couples
I keep coming back to this place. Is it because of the unforgettable Ansel Adams photo of this mission church? Is it because of Father Larry who so generously shared his knowledge of the customs and history during my first visit, years ago? Is it because the art decorating the interior of the church is so vivid, and combines Native American motives with the Spanish-influence sacral art? If you are lucky, you will run into Alfred Pino, the Laguna artist who will tell you stories, and perhaps play his own music on a flute, inside the church. From the moment you pull up to the church, wander around its front yard, and finally get inside, you are likely to be captivated
by this spiritual marvel, a place I cannot forget and want to keep coming back to. The world seems a simpler and gentler place when you spent some time at the Laguna Pueblo Mission. Do not miss it.
Written January 3, 2014
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NativeAngelena
United States116 contributions
Solo
San Jose Mission, aka Laguna Church, aka St. Joseph's Church
This church is in the old Laguna village on the Laguna Pueblo.

Visited on the feast days of March 19 and September 19.
Besides the main dances, there are also buffalo, eagle and butterfly dances.
There are lots of artists/vendors and food booths.

September 19 is their BIG feast day and lots of people attend.
They sometimes have a carnival during this feast.

March 19 has had pleasant weather the last two years and it was easy to find a spot for my chair inside of the plaza walls. The only spoilers were when a non-Native lady came and sat her chair practically right on top of another person's chair. Please be more considerate of others and leave a few or several inches. People need to be able to get in and out between the chairs. The man she was with made some stupid comment wishing he could be shirtless with war paint. That's disrespectful to the pueblo people and the dance. These feast day dances are religious events so act accordingly. It is not entertainment for you. You are allowed the privilege to observe.
Written April 28, 2017
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Barbara M
Oaxaca214 contributions
Couples
The church is in Laguna Pueblo. Photography is prohibited on the Pueblos, as usually is drawing. Visitors need to show respect and do some research before visiting any Pueblo as some are much more conservative than others. The best times to visit are during traditinal dances, feast days and related activities.
Written June 18, 2016
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Sandy C
Bullhead City, AZ52 contributions
The Laguna Pueblo Mission is like a walk back in time. The Church dates back to 1699 and the inside is beautiful and unique. Paintings on the walls and above the alter are on dried animal hides. The ceilings are so rustic and beautiful. Hand carved stations of the cross and the list can go on. It is asked that you do not take pictures inside of the church, and the homes to respect their inhabitants. It is wise to contact the Pueblo for their requests to follow.
Written October 14, 2019
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B5803LRalicem
Griffin, GA22 contributions
Couples
This is a beautiful old mission church which was founded in the late 1600s. The interior is truly remarkable, with huge beams (carried by the native Americans on their shoulders for 30+ miles) interspaced with colored cedar twigs in a geometric pattern. The paintings behind and over the alter are magnificent and painted on hides. There is a picture near the altar that is painted on elk hide and is one of the largest in the US. There are hand-carved plaques of the stations of the cross. Altogether a wonderful, worshipful place to visit.
Written October 12, 2018
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Margaret G
Cabot, AR60 contributions
Couples
The drive outside of Albuquerque to get to Laguna was beautiful. We met a wonderful Native American man, Alfred Pino, who gave us a tour of the church, which included the history, and several stories. He finished the tour by playing a song on his flute. Alfred is also a very talented artist. He invited us to his home to show us some of his work. We purchased a gourd ornament, which he custom painted for us while we visited Acoma Pueblo. Don't forget to tip Alfred. He doesn't ask for anything, but he definitely deserves a nice tip.
Written August 19, 2018
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Laguna Pueblo Mission is open:
  • Sun - Sun 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  • Mon - Fri 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  • Sat - Sat 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM