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Cross of the Martyrs

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Address: 600 Paseo de Peralta, Santa Fe, NM 87501-1957
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A monument dedicated to the Franciscans killed in the 1680 Pueblo Revolt.

A monument dedicated to the Franciscans killed in the 1680 Pueblo Revolt.

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Worth the Side Trip – Even if Just for the View

Date Visited: Thursday, July 21, 2016 Pros: Very nice little park with memorial and history, free Cons: Not much shade, not much to the actual memorial First of all, turn on... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Knoxville, Tennessee
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Knoxville, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Date Visited: Thursday, July 21, 2016 Pros: Very nice little park with memorial and history, free Cons: Not much shade, not much to the actual memorial First of all, turn on Otero from Paseo de Peralta and go to the top of the hill to find the memorial and free parking. There is a small memorial at the top of... More 

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St. Louis, MO
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279 reviews
121 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

You would think a giant cross on top of a hill would be very easy to find, but not for us. We parked where we were told, and were able to find the steps to Old Fort Marcy Park, but there were no signs or anything that indicated the Cross of the Martyrs was located there, as well. We drove... More 

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Germantown, Tennessee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 170 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

On Sunday afternoon, 12 Jun 2016, my wife and I enjoyed walking down East Marcy Street and then northward along Paseo de Peralta to this beautiful site. We really enjoyed the impressive walkway of pavers from the base to the site of the cross. This Commemorative Walkway Park relates key historical events from 500 A.D. to present in Santa Fe... More 

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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82 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Easy to walk to from the Plaza area of Santa Fe. You can get great photos of the rooftops of Santa Fe and the surrounding mountains from here. You can reach by climbing or by car from the park behind it.

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Denver, Colorado
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10 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Cross of the Martyrs and Old Fort Marcy Park are right next to each other. Waze can get you here without a problem. It is a nice walk on sidewalk that takes you by the Fort Marcy site first (1846) and then walk down to the Cross of the Martyrs (1680). The views are great - the plaza area to... More 

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Jerusalem, Israel
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139 reviews
87 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The picture for Old Fort Marcy Park on Trip Adviser is of the Cross of the Martyrs, and so I did not realize there are two different listings. There really wasn't much to see relating to the fort itself, which is why it is easy to confuse these sites.

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Athens, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a pretty blah landscape, but it's rich in history and it gives you a beautiful view of Santa Fe! Go at sunset for some great photo ops!

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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016

A pretty bland area, although you can view the Santa Fe area from the hill. The cross look better from a distance!

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Charleston, South Carolina
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11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016

I loved this place. It was so easy to walk to and the on the way up to the cross, I stopped and read each bronze plaque telling me about very historical and interesting Santa Fe. No idea the Confederates held it, very briefly. Fascinating. Then the cross itself and the mountain and city top views are awaiting. Bring a... More 

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San Diego, California
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203 reviews
90 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 261 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

This is the best place to see the overall valley of Santa Fe. It's located about 3 easy blocks of walking from the Plaza of downtown Santa Fe. As you walk 2 blocks up Washington street from the Plaza to Peralta then turning towards the mountains for another 1 1/2 blocks, you will see the stairs leading up to the... More 

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