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Cross of the Martyrs

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Address: 600 Paseo de Peralta, Santa Fe, NM
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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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A healthy outdoor diversion in the heart of town

Sometimes neglected, this monument to the clerical martyrs of the Indian Revolt of 1680, has great views of the City Different and beyond. We locals like to climb the zigzagging... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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155 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 224 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Sometimes neglected, this monument to the clerical martyrs of the Indian Revolt of 1680, has great views of the City Different and beyond. We locals like to climb the zigzagging, 70-foot elevation at the front for exercise but visitors not used to the thin air might want to park at the parking lot in back and walk the gentle slope... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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48 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

A must visit if you want to learn about Santa Fe and when it was settled. Worth the slight walk up hill and for a great view!

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Little Rock, Arkansas, United States
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50 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Make sure to get up here to see the sunset! Apple maps led us in circles but we finally figured out where it was in time for the sunset. Gorgeous! And of course the weather was perfect like it always is in Santa Fe.

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Thank Felecia C
Boston, Massachusetts
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132 reviews
79 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Honestly the cross itself isn't too exceptional, the historical elements are neat and worth reading up on, but the actual structure of the cross is just painted steel beams that make noise in the wind. But really, unless you are absolutely fascinated by steel crosses, go for the views of Santa Fe.

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Thank Charles T
Austin, Texas
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36 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015

We drove up to the city park adjacent to the Crosses and walked through the snow to see the view. It was worth the walk, even thru 8 inches of snow. Beautiful photos of the city, the sky and surrounding mountains.

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Thank Kathy T
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40 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

A list of the names of those missionaries whose lives were lost in the revolt of 1680. Causes one to ponder the similarities to certain parts of our own world as uprisings lead to death and destruction.

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Thank ddrischell
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18 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015

If you want a good view of Santa Fe you can't get much better than this. The stark white cross stands out beautifully against the blue New Mexico sky.

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Thank Bobtrombone
Tucson
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700 reviews
489 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 436 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015

The huge white cross sits on the walking path of Fort Marcy Park. Of course, there was a reason why the revolt happened in the first place but, at the end of the day, a lot of innocent and good people lost their lives. But the revolt did accomplish change and these martyrs played a part in that change (although... More 

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Mauriceville, Texas, United States
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47 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015 via mobile

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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Thank Dave S
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7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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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