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San Francisco de Assisi Mission Church

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Address: 60 St Francis Plaza, Ranchos De Taos, Taos, NM 87557
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+1 575-758-2754
09:00 - 17:00
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Buttressed church photograhed by legendary photographer Ansel Adams, and...

Buttressed church photograhed by legendary photographer Ansel Adams, and painted by famed artist Georgia O'Keeffe.

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An architectural gem

The church is an architectural beauty. It is southwestern architecture at its best! Best times to visit are morning around 9 am and late afternoon around 5. The shadows and... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The church is an architectural beauty. It is southwestern architecture at its best! Best times to visit are morning around 9 am and late afternoon around 5. The shadows and lighting for great photography are best then.

Thank william n
Mexico City
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very nice church in a very interesting town. We were in winter and the church with all the snow around looks great.

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

It's not often you get to visit a beautiful church like this and have it all too yourself. The church was beautifully decorated for Easter with spring flowers everywhere.

Thank LondonLux
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

When we travel we see a lot of churches. This was our fifth on this trip. This is a large version of Spanish-style architecture, in contrast to the more classic churches in Santa Fe (Cathedral Basilica of Saint Francis of Assisi and Loretta Chapel). In fact, it's probably much more like the early 18th century ruins of the convento at... More 

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We didn't spend long her but took some great photos of the outside of this church. We went inside but photography is prohibited in there. It is a typical old adobe Catholic Church.

Thank Penny S
Parker, CO
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Located not to far outside Taos village, this church is surrounded by shops and places to eat (was sorry we couldn't stay for lunch)..... it is a picturesque church that is still in use today. In fact, there was a funeral going on when we came, so did not get to see inside. Would definitely go back and see it... More 

Thank WorldTvlerParker_CO
North Canton, Ohio
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I enjoyed my visits to the St. Francis Cathedral in Santa Fe and to the Sanctuaria in Chimayo far more. There was just "more" to both of those places and I felt a greater spiritual connection there. However, this is a pretty church with a long history and worth a quick stop if one is in the area.

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Houston, Texas
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Such a beautiful church, there is hardly any wonder why the likes of Ansel Adams and Georgia O'Keeffe were inspired to try to capture it with their own interpretations. This was a must see for me and I was happy to sit and relish being alone in this peaceful spot.

Thank Rachel B
Pueblo, Colorado
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Reviewed 25 March 2017

We have stopped at this mission several times. We were lucky enough to visit once when the parishioners were putting new adobe on the mission. They report that they do this once per year...on the church and garden walls. The inside of the church is simple but beautiful. There is ample parking for visitors and there is a small but... More 

Thank Bill B
Fort Collins, Colorado
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Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

If you love taking pictures of churches, you'll love this old church. I went to English mass on Sunday at 10:00am.

Thank Rckymtngal314

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