San Miguel Mission was built in early 1600s during Spanish rule and when this part of the world was in Mexico. It is said to be the oldest one in the present US. Though renovate several times over 4 centuries the adobe, paintings and bell are still antique at least over a century old. The entry to the chapel/church is free. There are several things for a tourist and history lovers to look for in close. The buffalo hide painting, the bell and inscriptions on stone that you may see. It is small place but was not flocked with tourist during our visit may 8-10 visitors at a time. Again it is with the lovely town of Santa Fe walking distance to other attractions. Buy or get free map of Santa Fe from the visitor center and you are good to go on foot to enjoy and admire the native culture. You may spend as much time as you want but 30-40 minutes should be sufficient.